Don’t let your strawberries go to waste! Try a few different canning recipes for strawberries to use up your delicious harvest.
One of my favorite seasons is strawberry season. We have a small strawberry patch, and our kids often go pick strawberries at local farms as well. We love finding different canning recipes for strawberries to add to our pantry shelves.
Strawberries signal spring to me and the start of the preserving season. It’s one of the first things that I preserve during the year, and my kids use so many jars of strawberry jam each year.
If you are looking for different canning recipes for strawberries, keep reading to see a few of my favorites!
Can You Water Bath Strawberries?
Yes! There is no reason to use a pressure canner when canning recipes for strawberries. Strawberries are a high-acidic food, and many recipes added lemon juice to increase the acidity levels.
Pressure canning strawberries would make everything too mushy. So, don’t worry; grab that water bath canner!
How Long Do Canned Strawberries Last?
Home canned strawberries last on the shelf for up to 12 months, but you may notice their color starts to change over the months.
At first, your home canned strawberries may be a bright red color, but over time, the red darkens. This doesn’t make the product unsafe to eat; it’s just part of the process, and it won’t change the flavor either. Darker strawberry jam is just as delicious as bright red strawberry jam.
24 Canning Recipes for Strawberries
One of my family’s favorite canning recipes for strawberries is this simple strawberry jam. I make it every year when the strawberries come in; I often make up to 30 jars a year. My kids enjoy this jam so much, and it only requires four ingredients.
I use pectin for my strawberry jam, but some prefer to make their jams without any artificial jams. This recipe only uses three ingredients, and it’s a small batch – you only make one jar with this recipe. However, it’s easy to multiple the recipe to make it the batch size you desire.
Strawberries and mint may not seem like a likely combination of flavors, using dried mint to increase the flavor profile. It’s best, when using this recipe, to use fresh strawberries rather than frozen. The flavors seem to work best with fresh berries.
Adding vanilla to your homemade strawberry jam is a great way to increase the flavor profile of your jam. This recipe uses a vanilla bean to give the jam a true vanilla flavor. You’ll love this spread over toast or even over ice cream!
Rhubarb and strawberries are two classic spring flavors, and when paired together, they taste like heaven. Strawberries help to temper down the tartness of the rhubarb.
This recipe doesn’t give instructions for canning, but you could use the same processing time as with the other strawberry jams on this list.
Are you looking for a new strawberry jam recipe? You might be hesitant to try the combination of balsamic with strawberries, but while it has a bit of a tangy taste, you won’t notice the vinegar. Then, chia seeds help to naturally thicken up the jam without the use of pectin, and it won’t change the flavor of the jam.
Strawberries and mangos make great companions. Their flavors complement each other well, so it makes sense that a strawberry mango jam would be delicious. Both strawberries and mangos are plentiful during the summer. So each year I make a few batches of this great jam recipe to enjoy.
One of my favorite jams I make every year is my Christmas jam. Christmas jam is a mixture of cranberries and strawberries, and I often mix in raspberries with them as well. Add some Christmas spices as well, and it makes the perfect spread over toast or a homemade present for the holiday season.
Cherberry Jam is a delicious mixture of strawberries and cherries, that makes both fruits taste even more delicious! This is an easy jam recipe that is perfect for beginning canners.
If you want to skip the canning part and freeze your jam instead, check out this easy and simple strawberry freezer jam recipe. It’s made with only three ingredients and without any pectin, and the recipe includes sugar alternatives. It doesn’t get easier than this freezer jam!
Bananas are one of the few fruits that you won’t typically find in canned goods. They are low-acid, dense fruits, so they are difficult to can safely at home. However, Pomona Pectin has a safe recipe that mixes bananas into strawberry jam – it’s like your favorite smoothie combination in a jam.
Other Varieties of Strawberry Jams
It’s impossible to list all of the variations of strawberry jam available online. Here are several more that you can add to your list to try this spring; some of the flavor combinations are impressive and great for foodies.
- Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Pineapple Jam
- 15-Minute Strawberry Peach Jam
- Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade
- Strawberry Lemon Jam
- Strawberry Jam with Rosemary
- Strawberry Rose Jam
Most people make strawberry jam, but if you prefer jelly, try making some strawberry jelly like you find in the stores. The process removes all of the seeds and lumps from the jelly, and I think the strawberry flavor is stronger with in a jellied form.
Strawberry compote is great for topping your favorite desserts. This simple compote is made with fresh strawberries, sugar, vanilla, and a bit of lemon juice. It’s easy and delicious whether you eat it on its own or use it over a sundae.
Another one of the best canning recipes for strawberries is strawberry sauce coulis. It’s a simple strawberry sauce that you make by simmering down fresh or frozen berries, and the process makes the flavor even stronger.
Strawberry coulis is great for topping pancakes, cheesecake, desserts, and ice cream.
Canning whole strawberries is a versatile way to preserve strawberries for the upcoming year. All you need is two ingredients: strawberries and sugar. The sugar brings out the natural juices in the berries, and you control how much sugar to put in your berries.
Another versatile item I put into my homestead pantry is strawberry pie filling; it’s one of my favorite canning recipes for strawberries. Use it to fill pies; fresh strawberry pie in the middle of the winter is a serious treat. You also can eat it right out of the jar.
This was the first year I used this strawberry honey butter recipe, and it’s delicious. It has the same texture as apple butter, and it’s perfect for spreading over toast in the morning with some yogurt. You’ll find that this recipe is quite a treat!
Did you grow up with your parents purchasing frozen juice concentrate? I did, and this is what this recipe reminds me of except it’s shelf stable. The recipe is easy to make, and then you keep it on the shelf until you open the jars, mix with water, and serve. Delicious!
Don’t limit yourself to only making simple strawberry jam. Try several canning recipes for strawberries to truly enjoy all the season has to offer. Plus, it’s a great way to stock your pantry shelves for the upcoming fall and winter season.