Easy Strawberry tree jam

This jam recipe is the easiest preserve you ever make. Only 3 ingredients, no cutting involved and only takes 45 minutes to make
A big pile of strawberry tree fruit on a white kitchen bench. pinit

Strawberry tree jam is quick to make and has only a few ingredients.

Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)

strawberry tree (dog wood)

The strawberry tree is an ornamental tree. Many people has it in their garden without knowing that the red berry like fruits are edible. However this brightly colored fruits are great to eat and have been used in folk medicine for many different purposes.

Strawberry tree fruit (arbutus berry)

The berries on a strawberry tree are typically ready for harvesting in the late autumn when the skins of the berries are very red and they are soft to the touch.

The fruit start out yellow and slowly change to red as they mature. The appearance reminds me of a small bright lychee. They have a delicate flavor and are sweetest and best consumed when bright red and very ripe. They can be eaten straight from the tree or be made into a delicious jam.

A big pile of strawberry tree fruit on a white kitchen bench.

I came across this fruit because my friend had them growing in her garden. I was pleasantly surprised how tasty the fruit was.

strawberry tree fruit jam

It’s very easy to make jam out of the strawberry tree fruit because there is no peeling or cutting involved. The fruit goes straight into the sauce pan as they are, straight from the tree. Cook for 20 minutes or until the fruit is soft, strain and cook the remaining clear liquid together with sugar and lemon juice until thickened.

strawberry tree fruit covered with water in a saucepan
straining the strawberry tree pulp through a fine sieve. Collecting the liquid in a glass bowl underneath
Strawberry tree jam

The skin is quite grainy but once the pulp has been strained off the result is a smooth jam/ jelly that tastes amazing!

Strawberry tree fruit benefits

A great source of vitamins and antioxidant.

In folk medicine, the plant has been used in for treating rheumatism and urinary tract system amongst other things.

A gargle can be made for treating sore and irritated throats. Because of It’s antiseptic properties the plant can be used against respiratory problems, wounds, and other skin infections.

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Easy Strawberry tree jam

  • This jam/jelly recipe is made with only 3 simple ingredients and is quick and easy to make. Delicious spread on toast, stirred through unsweetened yogurt or as an accompaniment to roast meats and on a cheese board
Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 40 min Rest Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 45 mins Difficulty: Beginner Best Season: Fall


strawberry tree fruit jelly


  1. strawberry tree fruit jelly

    To preparestrawberry tree fruit covered with water in a saucepan,

    • cover the strawberry trees fruit with water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
    • Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the fruit is soft.
    • Once the fruit is ready, drain through a fine sieve to eliminate the seeds and skin. A smooth liquid remains.
    • Pour the liquid back in the sauce pan with a third of the weight in brown sugar and the juice of a lemon. Cook until the jam has thickened.
    • Pour into a sterilized jar to cool.
    • Enjoy this tasty jam!
    straining the strawberry tree pulp through a fine sieve. Collecting the liquid in a glass bowl underneath
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  1. This sounds so delish!

  2. I never heard of strawberry tree fruit before this article. Now I’m intrigued. It looks like strawberry trees grow in my region, so I’ll have to keep an eye out for them!

  3. Super easy to make and tasty strawberry jam. Pinned for my summer picking

  4. How cool is this! Loved learning all about this!

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