Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam

Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam, a deliciousl and fresh tasting summer jam - Fab Food 4 All.

My daughter has nicknamed me ‘The Crazy Jam Lady’ and I have to say that suits me fine as I absolutely adore making jam. In the last 3 years I have gone from complete novice to having won 2 1st prizes for my jams at the local village show. So in that time and with all that jam under my belt I have gradually veered towards softer sets of jam  and this is the softest set jam I have made to date. I never use jam sugar and only ever use lemon juice to help with low pectin fruits. In fact I can never understand recipes that call for both as it’s like doubling up! Anyway I think jam is all about personal preference so if you prefer yours firmer and set then do carry on boiling until you get a crinkle in the saucer test.

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I have made so many jams now that the last one is always my favourite and this Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam is deliciously light and refreshing. The rhubarb and strawberries really complement each other as one is sharp and tangy and the other delicate and sweet. Now is the perfect time to pick up some bargain rhubarb which I did in Aldi and I noticed Strawberries were really cheap this week in Morrisons or better still find a pick your own farm and have a day out with the kids! If you’ve never made jam before do take the plunge as it’s so rewarding and you family and friends will thank you too because you can’t make jam and not share it!


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Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam
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Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam has a lovely fresh and delicate flavour - perfect for using up a glut of fruit.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 jars
  • 950g Rhubarb, sliced into 2cm pieces
  • 600g Strawberries, stalks removed & halved
  • Granulated sugar (to weigh same as prepared fruit) mine was 1.42 kg
  • 7 tsp (35 ml) Lemon juice
  1. Place the rhubarb and strawberries into a glass bowl, top with the sugar and lemon juice, cover with cling film and leave over night.
  2. The next day sterilise 4 x 450ml jars or equivalent (see notes below).
  3. Place 3 saucers in the freezer for testing.
  4. Heat the fruit and sugar gently in a preserving pan (or large deep pan) until all the sugar has dissolved (stirring with a wooden spoon).
  5. Bring to a rolling boil and time for 14 minutes, stirring and squashing the strawberries with the back of the wooden spoon occasionally, then take off the heat.
  6. Place a few drops of jam on a cold saucer and place in fridge for a minute.
  7. Remove saucer from fridge and run finger through the jam, if it feels tacky ie not wet and runny then it's ready, if not keep boiling for 2 minutes at a time and testing until ready.
  8. Remove any scum with a spoon.
  9. Pot into the warm jars (I use a small fruit ladle) and place lids on immediately.
  10. Label when cool.
Sterilise jars by washing in hot soapy water or use fresh from the dishwasher, fill with boiling water, emptying and then place in oven for 20 minutes at 140°C leaving in oven until jam is ready. Washed lids should be sterilised with boiling water and then left to drain.

Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam, a deliciousl and fresh tasting summer jam - Fab Food 4 All.

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Always use the freshest fruit possible for jam making!

As this jam was made with seasonal bargain fruit I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Helen and is this month hosted by Jen as well as Simple and in Season which is run by Ren.

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  1. Sam McKean

    I love rhubarb, but can never think what to do with it, thanks for the idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sam:-)

  2. Margot

    Looks amazing, sooo summery! I’m pinning it to my Summer board inspirations 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Margot:-)

  3. Maya Russell

    I’ve never thought of strawberry and rhubarb together. I bet the flavour is amazing.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, my parents were asking for another jar soon after the 1st:-)

  4. Ren

    Pinned and the round up is live – delicious jam!!! Thank you x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ren, will be over soon:-)

    2. Camilla

      Thanks Ren will be over soon:-)

  5. Rachel W

    Off to try this with rhubarb and wild strawberries… hope it works out as well. Seems a shame to waste all the wild strawberries though!

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, do let me know how you get on:-)

  6. William Gould

    Strawberries and rhubarb! Would never have thought of that one!

  7. Choclette

    Love homemade strawberry jam and strawberry and gooseberry jam is good too, but now I want to try it with rhubarb – yum.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette my parents gobbled up their 1st jar so quickly I’ve had to give them a seccond:-)

  8. Helen

    Ooh, yum. I’m just starting to get back into jam making and this looks gorgeous 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, I love it:-)

  9. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)

    I just started making jam and rhubarb strawberry was my first choice! Im hooked!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, it’s a very addictive hobby:-)

  10. Aurwen Mills

    I love making Jam – never thought to mix rhubarb & strawberry before but will be giving it a go this year. Thanks for the inspiration. i never buy pectin but do make some apple juice from boiling apple peel & cores and store in fridge in sealed bottles (just as a stand by.)

    1. Camilla

      Glad to inspire a fellow jam lover:-)

  11. Jennifer

    This looks so delicious! I love making my own jam, definitely going to try this recipe, thank you!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jennifer – do let me know how you get on:-)

  12. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    This looks beautiful and sounds even better! What a treat!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Patricia:-)

  13. Ursula Hunt

    I have never made jam, I must give it a try this summer

    1. Camilla

      Oh Ursula, I’m sure you’ll love it. It’s never to late to start – I should know:-)

  14. Del's cooking twist

    Beautiful rhubarb strawberry jam. Need to try this easy recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Del, do let me know what you think if you take the plunge:-)

  15. Catherine

    Dear Camilla, how perfect. I just bought a big of bunch of rhubarb yesterday. I have more than enough for pie. I’ll be giving this a try with what I have leftover. xo, Catherine

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Catherine, do let me know how you get on:-)

  16. Mina Joshi

    Strawberry and rhubarb sounds like an amazing combination. I like your recipe as it sounds so easy to follow.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Mina, I hope it does well in this year’s local show:-)

  17. Laura

    The jam looks wonderful – I have made rhubarb jam before, but the colours always been disappointingly brown…. do the strawberries help with this?
    Maybe Ive just cooked my poor rhubarb to death lol – must try again.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura! My Rhubarb, Lemon and Vanilla Jam was a very dark affair so the strawberries do make a huge difference to the colour.

  18. Craig - The Usual Saucepans

    I love jam, it’s not something I make nearly often enough – I really like the idea of rhubarb and strawberry!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Craig, jam making is very therapeutic:-)

  19. sarah

    Loving all your jam recipes Camilla. I can see why your daughter calls you the crazy jam lady. hehe. 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah;-)

  20. Cherished By Me

    My mouth is watering, what a fabulous combination….I love jam and home made is utterly heavenly.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, we seem to be getting through it quite quickly;-)

  21. Stacey Guilliatt

    Ooh this sounds amazing! I’ve never made my own jam but might just have to now! x

    1. Camilla

      If you’ve never made jam before I’d start with my Quick One Punnet Strawberry Jam as it’s dead simple and I’m sure you’ll be hooked after that:-) https://www.fabfood4all.co.uk/quick-one-punnet-strawberry-jam/

  22. linda hobbis

    I have to admit I started to read this thinking “I bet there’ll be a lot of complicated equipment involved” but, surprise! There isn’t. I think I could give this a go.

    1. Camilla

      Linda I don’t go complicated equipment as I find that such a turn off – keep everything simple I say:-)

  23. Sona

    Homemade jams are the best.. Strawberry and rhubarb is a great combination and the jam looks yum!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sona:-)

  24. Diana

    I LOVE Jams! And Rhubarb but it’s impossible to find Rhubarb in Jordan, I can only get it when I’m in the UK or Switzerland. But next time I’m there I’m going to try Rhubarb Jam! Now I’m waiting for the apricots on our tree to ripen so I can make some jam 🙂

    1. Camilla

      I wonder if you could get some seeds and grow your own, everyone keeps saying how easy it is to grow!

  25. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    Strawberry and Rhubarb are a really great combo and now the time is right to get both on offer.

    1. Camilla

      It certainly is Bintu:-)

  26. Manila Spoon

    What a delicious looking jam! I suddenly crave a jam and toast even this late at night!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes it’s amazing what the internet can do to us:-)

  27. Dan from Platter Talk

    Incredible combination of sweetness for any piece of toast! Loving this one.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dan, was trying it out on my parents today and they gave it the thumbs up too:-)

  28. Tara

    I love this combination but have never tried it in jam, I have to change that this year. It looks so good and my rhubarb is coming up strong!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tara! I really feel left out with the amount of people who grow their own rhubarb so must put this right next year!

  29. Kate @ Veggie Desserts

    Crazy Jam Lady – ha ha! What stunning, super-sharp pictures. Absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thanks Kate, I do love it when the sun shines on my jam:-)

  30. Elizabeth

    Mmm yum! Beautiful colour! This very moment I’m scoffing my own rhubarb and strawberry compote with yogurt. I can taste your blog post, ha! 😀

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Elizabeth, love this flavour combination:-)

  31. shobha

    Delicious jam.. and nothing like a home made one !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Shobna, yes shop bought is so bland in comparison!

  32. Jacqueline Meldrum

    That looks gorgeous Camilla. I love soft set jam and homemade, well that’s even better I haven’t made any jam or chutney for such a long time. I must make more effort this year.

    Thanks for linking to me!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline, I need to get into chutney making as I’ve only done 1 so far and it’s so much nice than anything you an buy isn’t it:-)

  33. Ursula Hunt

    There is nothing as nice as homemade jam on your toast in the morning

    1. Camilla

      Exactly Ursula:-)

  34. Heather Haigh

    A lovely looking jam. I love the sound of rhubarb with strawberry. I think I need to plant more rhubarb – mine went so fast this year and I really want to try this jam.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather, I really wish I had green fingers where produce was concerned!

  35. Sylvia

    I love homemade jams! There is nothing better than a freshly baked bread roll or scones in the morning with a dollop of sticky homemade jam 🙂 Combination of flavours is perfect for me!

    Thank you for linking to my strawberry & vanilla jam! x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sylvia, yes I feel some bread making is in order this weekend:-)

  36. Jen

    A lovely looking jam, you really are the jam queen! I’ve got rhubarb and strawberries in the fridge and was going to make more compote but as I’ve got a few empty jars I might try my hand at jam instead. Great entry for Credit Crunch Munch as well 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen – yes, good idea and you can always use it as a cake filling too:-)

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