Balsamic Strawberry Jam Recipe

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Balsamic Strawberry Jam is a classic preserve recipe that I kicked up the flavor by adding balsamic vinegar. It’s delicious on biscuits, toasts, oatmeal, and yogurt.

Making jam at home can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Delicious and unique recipes like our balsamic strawberry jam are quick, simple and fun.

Combining sweet, ripe strawberries with the bold, acidic flavor of balsamic vinegar, this strawberry jam will become a welcomed addition to your table. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, and requires minimal ingredients. While some jam recipes can take up to two hours to prepare, this one can be ready in under 30 minutes. Let’s create a jar of sweet, balsamic strawberry jam that you can enjoy with a variety of meals and snacks. 

Balsamic Strawberry Jam

Balsamic Strawberry Jam

I shared a special day with my mother making this Balsamic Strawberry Jam and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

My mother has canned fruits and vegetables as well as made jams, jellies, and preserves my whole life. I helped her shell peas and butter beans (lima beans), husk, clean and cut off corn, peel peaches; you name it I helped her. Mother taught school during the school year and her ‘Summer job’ (besides raising us and driving us to ball practice and friend’s houses to play) was taking care of the garden.

Balsamic Strawberry Jam

We canned and froze enough vegetables to feed an army to last through the winter. Jeez, I don’t know why, I mean, there were stores where you could buy the stuff. It was just how they were raised so that’s what we did. Plus, we ate vegetables








Balsamic Strawberry Jam

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I never had the desire to can anything. Mother still cans, and best of all she SHARES!!!!!

However, I never saw the need to do it myself, until this year after she had health issues. I realized I need to learn some of her secrets.

Strawberry jam is the best and you just can’t purchase jam-like she makes. Strawberry Jam was my first experience at canning. I love the way it turned out and Ryder loved it as well. He’s always been a Concord Grape Jelly man, until now!

I enjoyed the Strawberry Jam and the canning process so much, I decided I wanted to be more adventurous and try this recipe for Balsamic Strawberry Jam. The balsamic vinegar gives the jam a wonderful tart, robust flavor. It’s my new favorite!

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Are you looking for another unique jam recipe? Try Tomato Jam Recipe. What’s your favorite jam or jelly? Have you canned jam or jelly before?

The possibilities for using balsamic strawberries for delicious, homemade jam are endless! Not only does this sweet and savory treat delight the taste buds, but it also can be made without any preservatives or artificial ingredients. When making this jam, it’s important to remember to balance the sweetness from the strawberries with the tang from the balsamic vinegar. All it takes is a few simple ingredients, a bit of patience, and you’ll be enjoying a jar of your very own homemade balsamic strawberry jam.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 pints


  • 5 cups strawberries
  • 3 and ½ cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 packet unsweetened fruit pectin


  • Stem and crush strawberries.
  • Heat strawberries, sugar, and pectin in a large pot to boiling. Boil 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and skim off foam from the top.
  • Stir in butter and balsamic vinegar.
  • Ladle quickly into prepared jars. Wipe lids and seal tightly.


Calories: 1041kcal | Carbohydrates: 257g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 249g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. What kind of balsamic vinegar, please? The salad dressing kind or the more expensive, thicker, sweeter stuff? Thanks! Imma try this soon!

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