Clear jars of jam filled with a strawberry preserves recipe are lined up on a white towel and the jars are sealed.

Strawberry Preserves Recipe

Strawberries are at their peak of sweetness in the spring, which makes it the best time to make jam! This Strawberry Preserves Recipe is a low sugar version. It is guilt-free and this a jam you can enjoy if you're watching your weight or cutting out carbs. It is sweet and delicious and the most requested jam I make!
Course Jams and Jellies, Jellies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings per jar
Calories 94kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb


  • 2 cups figs stems removed and chopped
  • 4 cups strawberries hulled and sliced in half
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese five spice
  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 package low/no sugar Sure-Jell powder (the one the pink package)
  • 12 4 oz canning jars with lids and rings


  • In a heavy stock pot, place the figs, strawberries, red wine, curry & Chinese five spice. Using a potato masher, mash them by hand until they are crushed.
  • Measure 1/4 cup of sugar and mix it with the contents of the Sure-Jell. Sprinkle it into the berry mixture and set it on the stove and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • When it comes to a hard boil (a hard boil is one you can't stir down with spoon) add the remaining sugar.
  • Continue stirring constantly and return it to a boil and when it comes back to a hard boil, continue boiling it for one full minute. (Set a timer to make sure you get it for a full minute).
  • Remove from the stove and immediately ladle into sterilized jars. Place lids on jars, screw on tightly. 
  • Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal the jars.
  • Makes 1 dozen 4 oz. jars.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg