Sweet, tart and filled with big, rich flavor, this recipe for Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is quick and easy to make and delightful to enjoy.
Rhubarb is in season. Strawberries are in season. Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand at this time of year.
So why not enjoy them together?
Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam will take you a little over an hour to make, but it’s worth it. This recipe, which isn’t suited for canning, is a great recipe for making jam for the first time because it’s so easy.
Small Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is a sweet-tart (it’s not too sweet or too tart) jam recipe that makes one 8-oz. jelly jar’s worth. It’s perfect when you don’t want (or can’t store) lots and lots of jam.
To make it, you combine just four ingredients — rhubarb, strawberries, lemon zest and sugar — in a saucepan and cook them together until they form jam.
Then store it in a jelly jar in the fridge. Yum.
- 1 cup halved strawberries
- 1 cup diced fresh rhubarb
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp lemon zest
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan, stirring well to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. The fruit will release juices as it cooks.
Reduce the burner's heat to medium-low, and simmer 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. The jam is done when it's thickened and a spoon leaves a wide wake when pushed through it.
Transfer to a jelly jar (8 oz.) and seal with a lid. Let cool before storing in the fridge. This should be enjoyed within 2 weeks.
For several years, I wrote a newspaper column called Maine Course for The Bangor Daily News. This recipe originally appeared there.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.