This past weekend was the epitome of a staycation for our family. We made a point to get out of the house each day and check out many of the awesome attractions that we are so fortunate to live quite close to. It was a great opportunity to begin knocking off items from our family summer bucket list.

Something I have always wanted to do is go Strawberry Picking. I never had the pleasure of doing this with my parents when I was a child, but it has always been something that I have looked forward to doing with my kids.

After visiting with out buddy, Optimus Prime, on Saturday morning… we ventured over to a local farm to pick some delicious Ontario strawberries. I am not sure who was more excited about this outing the kids or myself.


Upon arriving home, my daughter made mention that we just had to make a batch of Strawberry Jam. I wasn’t quite sure that I was up to the daunting task. After all making jam is hard, right?! I couldn’t have been more wrong. A quick Google search proved that. I pulled from a bunch of recipes, and created my own version of a crock pot strawberry jam.


{Small Batch} Crock Pot Strawberry Jam


  • 3.5 cups of sliced strawberries
  • 1 Empire Apple (peeled and sliced in to small chunks)
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Place all ingredients in crock pot. Stir to coat all ingredients. Cook on low 2 hours. Stirring as each hour passes.
  2. After cooking on low for 2 hours, turn crock pot to high. Mash the strawberries, and continue to cook 2 to 3 hours until the jam has reached your desired consistency. (You can test the viscosity of your jam by spooning a bit of the jam on to a cold plate, and placing in the fridge for 10 minutes.)
  3. Can and cool in a large mason jar.

7 Comments on {Small Batch} Crock Pot Strawberry Jam

  1. Amanda@MultiTestingMOm
    July 10, 2014 at 11:50 am (4 years ago)

    Do you think this jam would freeze well? I’m going to make some today!

    • Nicole
      July 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm (4 years ago)

      I don’t see why not. I hope you enjoy it.

      • Amanda@MultiTestingMOm
        July 12, 2014 at 3:59 pm (4 years ago)

        I just came back to see if you had answered my question b/c I didn’t get an email notification. Do I have to sign up for those somewhere? 🙂 Thanks Nicole!

        • Nicole
          July 13, 2014 at 1:53 am (4 years ago)

          You know what… I always jut thought with the reply function that it would automatically email the original commenter upon response. I will have to look into that. Thanks for brining it to my attention.

  2. Ellen Parlee
    August 4, 2014 at 9:32 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! Strawberry season comes and goes quickly in the summer so it’s good that you got out there and made the most of your trip!


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