Yield: 1 ΒΌ cups

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Four-ingredient Instant Pot Strawberry Jam is unbelievably easy! Bursting with sweet strawberry flavor, this homemade jam takes less than 30 minutes to make.


  • 5 cups fresh strawberries (about 2 pints of berries)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch


    1. Begin by slicing the stems off the strawberries. Then slice the strawberries into halves and place them straight into the Instant Pot.
    2. Add the sugar to the Instant Pot and stir. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
    3. After 10 minutes, the strawberries will have released juice.
    4. Add the juice of half a lemon (about 1 Tablespoon) and stir. Close the Instant Pot lid and make sure the valve on top is set to SEALING. Set to cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
    5. While it is cooking, make the cornstarch slurry. Combine cornstarch with remaining lemon juice (the other half, about 1 Tablespoon). Whisk together.
    6. When the time on Instant Pot has ended, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release the pressure manually by moving the valve on top to VENTING.
    7. Add the lemon and cornstarch slurry and mix it into the strawberries. Turn the Instant Pot on Sauté mode and cook for 7 minutes on high until it thickens. Mix with a spoon every 2 to 3 minutes.
    8. Transfer to a container to cool.


  • If desired, use an immersion blender to make jam thinner with no chunks.
  • Can use frozen berries if you increase cook time to 3 minutes.
  • What's the best way to store homemade strawberry jam? This jam can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks. For longer storage, it freezes well too. Use freezer safe containers to freeze jam for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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