Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

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My Instant Pot Strawberry Refrigerator Jam is super simple to make and will give you a big batch of delicious strawberry jam that’ll last for weeks in your fridge if you can keep your family from just demolishing it all in a few days. Good luck with that. When I make this, my minions end up using it on EVERYTHING.

Bowl of Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Not only is this a fantastic on your classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but we put this on waffles, toast, ice cream, cheesecake, or you know. Just by the spoonful. I’ve definitely busted people using that route too.

I’m pretty traditional in my jam-making. We always use pectin. I’m not sure why there is sometimes a bit of an aversion to it, but I am not about that life. I like the easy and the precision of using commercial pectin, but you are free to omit if you’d like.

If you DO omit, just be aware that the end result won’t firm up like a typical jam, and will be more like a thick sauce.

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam on toast

Should I Use Fresh or Frozen Berries in Strawberry Jam?

Fresh or frozen berries will be work just in this recipe. Just make sure if you opt for frozen that they don’t come with added sugar.

I really like to buy a BUNCH of berries when they are on sale, wash, hull and then freeze them for the off-season. This makes throwing together a quick batch of this freezer jam almost effortless. You can also just use frozen strawberries from the freezer section of your local grocery store as well if you really want to hit the easy button.

Want to switch it up a bit? Just mix in one of the following add-ins to your jam:

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • substitute lime juice for lemon juice
  • Replace 2 cups of strawberries with 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • Replace lemon juice with balsamic vinegar

Any of those substitutions would make an amazing variation on this classic recipe.

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam on toast

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Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

This easy Instant Pot Strawberry Jam is made in about 30 minutes, and is super easy even for beginners!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 128 tablespoons (4 pints)
Calories 25kcal
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, strawberry jam


  • 4 pints strawberries washed and hulled
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier optional
  • One 1.75 ounce package low-sugar or no-sugar pectin
  • 1 cup white sugar


  • Place the strawberries, brown sugar, Grand Marnier, and lemon juice in your Instant Pot. Place the lid on, seal the valve, and set to manual high-pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, allow the pressure to naturally release. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes. Once it does, carefully vent any extra pressure left, and open the lid once it is safe to do so.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the white sugar and the pectin. Turn your Instant Pot to Saute and let the berries come up to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally so it doesn't burn on the bottom.
  • Stir in the sugar/pectin mixture and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Ladle into jars, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Can also be kept in the freezer for a few months.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg


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  • April wrote:

    Can you water bath for canning

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I am not so familiar with canning, so I can’t give you any advice there- sorry!

  • Deb wrote:

    That seems like a lot of pectin, they come in 2 oz packets.

  • Natalie wrote:

    I love strawberry jam! Looks so delicious!

  • Pete (female) wrote:

    Have you got one for sugar free (being a diabetic) and not for instant pot?