This has been a big hit! Very easy to make and tastes so fresh and fruity compared to store bought jams. Other fruit such as raspberries, mixed berries or fresh apricots can be used.

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Strawberry and Vanilla Bean Jam

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer


  • 500g fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 380g jam setting sugar
  • Squeeze of vanilla bean paste, to taste


  1. Put all of the ingredients in the bowl.
  2. Cook for 20 mins, speed 2, 100 degrees.
  3. Then 8 mins, speed 2, steaming temperature.


  • If you put more sugar in the thicker it becomes.
  • The longer you cook the thicker it becomes.
  • I blitzed the strawberries for a few secs before the additional 8 mins as there were still a few very slight chunks. If you like chunky jam put the strawberries in whole.

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  1. Holly McKew July 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    This is the best jam ever! Never would have thought to add vanilla! So easy and quick. Makes such great gifts too for next to nothing!

  2. Leanne August 18, 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Yum! Made this goodness this morning. So easy and delicious. Next time I’ll leave the strawberries whole for a thicker consistency. Thanks peta

  3. Leanne August 18, 2014 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Yum! So easy and quick! Will leave strawberries whole next time (for there will be many next times) for a thicker consistency). Delicious, thanks PETA

  4. Lisa September 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I’ve been on a jam frenzy since I found your recipe 🙂 just in the last few days I’ve done blueberry/apple and Strawberry/apple and I’ve got a batch of strawberry/raspberry/pear cooking now.

    I add about a tbl of lemon as well. and OMG the jam setting sugar just takes all the guess work out of it doesn’t it. It’s wonderful. I ran out this last batch and had some jam setting and some raw so it’ll be interesting to see how this one works out.

    As usual thank you for your experimenting that makes it easier for us to experiement 😀

  5. Sandra October 19, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

    This jam is just beautiful- my daughter who is 2 loves her strawberry jam sandwiches.

  6. Shannah February 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    This jam is soooo good and it hasn’t failed me yet. The Vanilla bean just makes it that little bit special, my husband will eat this on the soft fluffy bread rolls I also make and if I let him he will eat the whole batch in one sitting!

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