Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Glaze – a seedless strawberry jam. Perfect for topping summer desserts – strawberry tart, pavlova, cheesecakes & ice cream!

I first made this jelly a few years back when we had a glut of strawberries here at the Kitchen Shed. Our four 5 foot by 10 foot plots of Gariguette strawberry plants had provided masses of strawberries and by the end of June we’d eaten as many fresh strawberries as we felt possible. (By the way, strawberries are best eaten on a warm sunny day straight from the plant – superb !) We’d given strawberries to friends and neighbours, made tarts, pavlovas, jam and conserve. I even had a go at drying strawberries, a very fiddly job but well worth the effort when you’re rewarded with an intense fresh strawberry taste in the middle of winter.

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze has become such a favourite that I don’t wait for a strawberry glut anymore – strawberries are specifically reserved each season to make a couple of jars of jelly. The jelly is so versatile in sweet dishes as you can use it just as it is or to make a glaze. Although strawberry jelly doesn’t have the tartness of a redcurrant jelly it isn’t overly sweet because of the lemon used to ensure a good set. Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze works perfectly on strawberry tarts, pavlovas, cheesecake toppings or you can recreate childhood memories of an ice cream cornet drizzled with strawberry sauce. A popular healthy option for our family is to sprinkle granola over homemade natural yoghurt with strawberry jelly and fresh fruit.

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze
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A seedless strawberry jam. Perfect for topping summer desserts - strawberry tart, pavlova, cheesecakes & ice cream!
Recipe type: Jams & Jellies
Serves: 2 x 450g jars
  • At least 2 kg fresh strawberries
  • 1 lemon
  • Granulated sugar
  1. Place your strawberries in a large pan along with the peel from your lemon and place on a gentle heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain through a jelly/muslin bag for several hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Measure the juice before putting it into a cleaned preserving pan – bring to a gentle boil.
  4. For every 600ml of strawberry juice add 450g of sugar and 100ml of lemon juice.
  5. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, ensuring the sides of the pan are free from sugar crystals.
  6. Boil rapidly for about 12 minutes or until setting point is reached.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir to disperse any scum.
  8. Pour into warm sterilised jars and seal.
Preparation time does not include optional overnight straining.

To make your Strawberry Glaze - add a little water to your jelly and warm through. Four to six tablespoons of jelly should be enough to glaze a large strawberry tart or 6 to 8 small tarts.


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    • My youngest son doesn’t like the bits either, he likes Strawberry Jelly on scones. Haven’t tried any in biscuits yet, maybe it’s time to have a go 🙂

  4. Like you each year I usually always make something from my strawberries from the garden for me its usually jam and not jelly, which sounds so much more versatile as a glaze.

    Great recipe.


    • Thank you, hopefully this year you can make both. Strawberry glaze is really worth making, would love to hear how you get on.

    • Oh dear, maybe you can get some strawberries from the market at the height of the season where you can often find a bargain. Or plant some now for next year 🙂

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  6. I remember my mum making a similar strawberry glaze for a fruit flan, for Sunday tea and it remains one of my favourite tarts even to this day! I am an avid preserver and jam maker, and when I back in France, I am off to look for some crates if local strawberries for my annual jam making session! BOTH the jelly and glaze look fabulous Sarah! Karen

    • Thanks, I used to love my Mum’s fruit flan too, it gave me the idea to make a jelly. Enjoy your annual jam making session & hope you enjoy the strawberry jelly 🙂

  7. I love making jams and jellies, this will make a good addition to my repertoire when I can get my hands on some decent strawberries. I give most of my preserves away because I don’t eat anything sweet but they make great presents and are usually well received. Thanks for the idea.

    • You’re welcome, I hope your friends & family enjoy the strawberry jelly, homemade preserves make a lovely gift.

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