Sugar-Free Strawberry Refrigerator Jam

Strawberry jam free of added sugars and pectin free as well and with no canning involved is a recipe all jam lovers will enjoy!

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Have you ever had a project take over 6 months of your time, overwhelm you, frustrate you, make you cry, but fill you with such determination that you would do whatever it took to make it to the end? Quitting was not an option and to see the day come to pass is overwhelming. The only example I can give to explain it better is like pregnancy. You prepare, change, work towards this day your due to have your baby and give birth. I’m still in the 9 month, but not of a pregnancy,  one step closer to  giving birth though, in book form that is!

Today is the day folks! Today’s the day I’ve been waiting and worried if I would ever get it done! The  cookbook manuscript is complete and due TODAY! I’m happy to report although I’ve got a few pictures to edit still, I’m on my way to turning this baby in today! Beyond thrilled, but exhausted would be an understatement! I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders and I’m seeing the finish line! Certainly a great time to be done as the summer is here for us and I want to enjoy it with my family for sure!

With summer officially a few days away and the weather warming up here in New England, fresh beautiful strawberries are in season and require little effort to enjoy.

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I couldn’t think of a better way to begin summer season than bringing you a recipe that, like summer, the season is short so grabbing the sweet berries while you can is imperative.  It’s all about cooling down, spending less time in the kitchen and more time outside,  and relaxing for the short few months we have to enjoy before cooler temperatures take over again. This refrigerator jam is the way to bring fresh berry season in your home without the process of canning which can be a lot of time spent in the kitchen instead of outdoors.

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This can also be made with frozen berries when it isn’t summer season, just thaw first and drain before using. You can also use other berries as well, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries would be wonderful!

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Today as you begin or end your Monday, wherever you are in this world, whether it is the start of summer for you or your start of winter, I hope you will find recipes that bring you joy in the kitchen!

Brenda’s Notes:

  • If you don’t have erythritol, you can use 1 teaspoon of vanilla stevia.
  • If you don’t have vanilla stevia you can use powdered stevia. See this conversion chart.
  • You can use another berry besides strawberries if you like.
  • You can make this when it isn’t berry season and use frozen berries instead of fresh, thaw first then drain.
  • I pulsed the berry mixture in my blender to still retain some bits of strawberries in the mixture.

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Sugar-Free Strawberry Refrigerator Jam
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 16
  • Serving size: 1 ounce
  • Calories: 20
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.8g
  • Sugar: .9g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: .7g
  • Cholesterol: omg
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol ( I used Swerve)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon liquid stevia
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • pinch salt
  1. Process all ingredients together in a high powdered blender or food processor until desired consistency.
  2. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired.
  3. Pour into a mason jar and refrigerate for an hour to gel or overnight.
  4. Makes 16 ounces after blending.
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 1*





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  1. Congrats on completing your book (soon…) Brenda! This looks like the perfect way to use up some of our strawberries!

  2. Love the addition of chia seeds, great idea!

  3. Congrats on completing the cookbook manuscript – that is HUGE! Loving your jam recipe – like summer in a jar :)

  4. Can’t wait for my raspberries to be ready so I can try this out! How long can this be stored in the fridge?

  5. Hi and congratulations on finishing your book ~ and the jam recipe *^~^*
    Question: how much UNFLAVORED LIQUID SteviaCLEAR would I use to substitute the vanilla? And would I make any other adjustments?
    I like using the Clear because it’s easier and more economical than having so many flavors on hand. It would be helpful if you included the SteviaClear as options along with the powdered, etc.

    Thanks, look forward to your answer so I can try this recipe!

    • The stevia clear in liquid is the usually around the same as far as sweetness to the flavored. The only thing about the flavored is that they just enhance the lemon juice or whatever other ingredient you are using. SO you could just purchase some extract and include that, no need to increase the stevia clear, I would use the same amount.

  6. That is so exciting about your book! I can not wait to see it. The jam looks darn good too!

  7. Can I just eat this with a spoon?!! Yum!

  8. Totally making this instead of the sugar laden one I always eat!

  9. I knew you’d finish!, you are not a quitter!!! And I can’t wait to convert to your recipe, and cut out all the refined sugar!!! Happy Summer to youAnd family!!

  10. Congratulations on the amazing cookbook news! This jam is a perfect way to celebrate!

  11. This has my name written all over it. You ship to Canada right?

  12. mmmmm I have some strawberries from the farmers market that would make amazing jam. If I don’t eat them all first. :)

  13. I’ve never been big on store bought jams, but this one looks like something I would adore. Great way to use up those strawberries!

  14. I love making refrigerator jam but have never put in chia seeds. It sounds amazing!

  15. First congrats on your book! Woot! I think my daughter would love to make this jam (and I have been looking for ways to cut down on sugar) Thanks!

  16. Congratulations on finishing your book – YAY!! I can definitely relate to the feelings of a long term project. If I may expand on the pregnancy comparison – You get crazy grumpy and you always, always crave junk food! I love this refrigerator jam. No cooking involved (who wants to melt in a kitchen during hot summer months, anyway?), and I love that its sugar free.

  17. Congrats on the book- what an awesome accomplishment! and this jam looks awesome!

  18. Congrats on the new book :) Can’t wait to see it! Who doesn’t love refrigerator jam, right? Your recipe looks delicious and the addition of chia to it – brilliant!

  19. Can’t wait to make some of this soon! Love it!

  20. Woo-hoo! Congratulations on finishing your book! Go celebrate and enjoy this summer. You deserved it. Now this jam is awesome, it’s so easy and can just be slathered on everything.

  21. Congratulations on finishing your cook book! When and where will it be available? I can only imagine what you’ve been going through!! A friend of mine is writing one right now and it’s insane how many hours she’s putting in! Well, glad you got it done. It must feel great!

    I love this recipe for sugar free strawberry jam!! I haven’t made any yet this year – my berries went South so quickly, I had to freeze them. My recipe is similar but with maple syrup — glad to have a sugar-free version of it now! Thanks for sharing!

  22. How did you know I wanted to try a refrigerator jam and strawberry is my favorite jam? Congrats on finishing your book, lots of luck!

  23. Can this jam be put in the freezer after it is made? If so how long does it keep in there? Thanks!!!!

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