Homemade Jam (makes 450g):

  • 6 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or other berries you'd like)
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

Pie pastry tart:

  • 330g all purpose flour
  • 200g cold unsalted butter
  • 115g white sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Strawberry Pie Filling:

  • 200g fresh strawberries
  • 200-250g homemade jam
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon and/or brown sugar

When it comes to comforting sweet treats, nothing beats a classic strawberry pie. The perfect slice to serve to guests for afternoon tea, it's also a family-favourite for any type of gatherings.

There are thousands of strawberry pie recipes out there that's been passed down generations – the best kind! – and we have tried one of them below, authored by Roberta Dall'Alba of Healthy Little Cravings.

The best thing about this recipe is you can also top it with some fresh homemade strawberry jam, or a jam using any combination of berries as you'd like! See how to make your own jam and save it for any recipe using our best-selling Kilner jars.

Read also: Homemade Jams 101 with Kilner


Recipe inspired by Roberta Dall'Alba via Healthy Little Cravings


How to make homemade jam with berries

  1. Cut your berries into small, even pieces. Add the sugar, salt, and lemon juice to the berries and mash them all together (a wire masher helps!) until combined.

  2. In a small saucepan, boil the fruit for 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. This time will vary as the water content in fruits vary as well, but after 20 minutes of steady boil, you can start checking the jam's consistency. As your jam starts to cool, the bubbles will grow smaller and tighter.

  3. Once the jam reaches your desired consistency, remove it from the heat and transfer to a compact glass Kilner jar! Cover and allow to cool completely before storing in the fridge.

How to bake strawberry pie

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients – flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder – in a mixing bowl.

  2. Add cold butter, egg and egg yolk, and mix quickly using your hands or a food processor. Do not over-work the dough too much as it may crumble apart. The result should be a smooth ball of dough.

  3. Divide the dough into two - transfer the first half onto a 24/26cm tart pan and spread gently and evenly into the base and insides of the pan. The other half of the dough will be used for covering.

  4. Wash the fresh strawberries and cut each into half slices. Fill the base of the pastry dough with the strawberry slices and homemade jam, as desired. Take the rest of the dough and use it to decorate over the top of the pie. Finally, brush with egg wash and sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes in a fan oven or 30 minutes in a conventional oven. Check regularly. Once done, bring it out of the oven and sprinkle some cinnamon or white sugar as desired. Serve warm or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and voila!

Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade Jam | Matchbox


Can I save my homemade jam for longer?

Yes! Our favourite way to store homemade jams is with the Kilner Genuine Preserve Jars which comes in either 500ml or 350ml varieties. They have a screw top lid which makes it very compact and also aesthetically pleasing to keep in your refrigerator. 

What else can I use homemade jam for?

Not just for strawberry pies or morning toast, you can also use them with brie cheese, pair them with scones, or use them in other yummy desserts like stuffed french toasts and shortcakes.

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