Strawberry Jam with Brown Sugar and Orange Zest

One jar already down

Strawberry season came early this year. I changed the original recipe to include a mix of sugars and some orange zest. If you are new to canning go here for a how to.

Strawberry Preserves

  • 9 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • cinnamon stick

Wash strawberries very well. Hull and dice into small pieces. In a large pot (6-8 quarts) mix sugar, zest and berries. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add cinnamon and gradually turn heat to high while stirring. Cook until reduced in half, 20-25 minutes. Quickly fill and seal canning jars and allow to cool to room temperature. Preserves will set fairly quickly once off the heat.

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35 Responses to Strawberry Jam with Brown Sugar and Orange Zest

  1. How did you know that I have some strawberries that need to be used very soon?
    I love the mixture of sugars and flavors,
    making this today!

  2. Tandy says:

    I love the idea of orange zest in the jam πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds a lot easier than using that fruit gel stuff I remembered from when I was a kid.

  4. Could you make just like this and use as a refrigerator jam? I am thinking that might be easier for me in Asia as finding jars and all the things needed might be a pain here. I like the idea of adding the orange and cinnamon. Yum!

  5. losangelas says:

    Great recipe, thanks! I recently bought a huge bag of cinnamon sticks, later on thinking what to do with so many… at least I now have a purpose for one of them…. πŸ™‚

  6. Yvette says:

    Sounds delicious and love the extra zing! x

  7. Fantastic idea adding orange zest.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  8. Mad Dog says:

    Very seasonal and nice twist with the orange πŸ˜‰

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    The ground is barely defrosted in my parts; I can’t help but feel extreme envy here.

  10. I like the addition of orange zest! Nice work!

  11. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ve used lemon zest but think your idea of using orange is better. I’ll have to give it a shot next time. Thanks.

  12. ceciliag says:

    This sounds like a wonderful mix of flavours. I love the orange zest. I had better go out and check the strawberries this morning and pick before the birds do!! c

  13. Meredith says:

    It looks like you barely had a teaspoon left to photograph!

  14. nrhatch says:

    YUM! Enjoy every sweet bite.

  15. Andrea says:

    Looks fabulous!

  16. Lovely and it looks like ti has set really well, I often have problems with runny strawberry jam 😦

  17. Rachel says:

    Oh yum… do you think I could sub in blueberries? Hmmm…

  18. I love that you’ve used brown sugar and cinnamon.. I’m going to have to get canning soon, or the berries will be gone for another year!

  19. TasteFood says:

    I am sure this will taste great. Love the flavors.

  20. You make it look so easy, here’s some jam I just ‘whipped up’. I’m jealous and envious πŸ™‚

  21. I’ve always wondered what jam cooked up with brown sugar would taste like. I may have to try…

  22. Send me some of your strawberries! πŸ™‚

  23. Kristy says:

    The orange zest sounds delicious with strawberries. I’m going to remember that one. πŸ™‚

  24. Carolyn Chan says:

    Love the sound of the orange zest with the strawberries, would give it that extra zing !

  25. egg me on says:

    Oh jam! This is one jammin’ jam!

  26. SimpleP says:

    Oh wow that sounds good! What a yummy combo!

  27. Michelle says:

    Sounds like a great combination.

  28. billpeeler says:

    Love, LOVE strawberry jam – I’m sure the orange zest just makes it pop right off the biscuit!

  29. One word – YUM!!!!

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