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Small Batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam

Tart and sweet is the perfect combination of flavors to make small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam out of this world delicious!

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

There is just something about fresh fruit and making jam that I just can’t get enough of. Especially as summer is winding down, I love pulling out a jar of homemade jam from the fridge, spreading some jam on a croissant and enjoy the sweet, tart flavors.

Every summer, I try to make at least one thing featuring rhubarb. This year it’s small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam!

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

Not only do I have jam for you today… but I’m also celebrating the birth of a new little baby boy to our blogger community!  Angie from Big Bear’s Wife welcomed her sweet little boy into the world this week and our blogging community is throwing her a Virtual Baby Shower to celebrate!

Make sure to scroll to the bottom and check out all the other delicious recipes from our great community!

Congratulations Angie!!!

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

Can we just take a minute to admire these gorgeous photos?  I feel so blessed to have found Fanette of Frenchly Photography!

She has elevated the look of my blog by 1000% because she is so incredibly skilled in food photography!

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

Back to the rhubarb strawberry jam!  Let me tell you how incredibly simple this jam was to make!  Seriously.

I looked up a few recipes online and compared ratios of fruit to sugar.  What I realized was that there is no right or wrong way to make jam.  It’s really about how sweet or tart you want it and how much you want to make!

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

Since I only had a few stalks of rhubarb on hand and I needed to use up some strawberries before they went bad, I diced all I had and tossed it in the pot!

I knew I didn’t want it too sweet, so I kept the sugar amount low.  The vanilla added a depth of flavor to the jam and the lemon a tang without  being too strong.

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

To be honest, it’s one of the best jams I have ever made. Seriously.  It was so good I wish it wasn’t a small batch but a HUGE batch!

Don’t forget to scroll down past the recipe and check out the rest of the blogs participating in Angie’s baby shower!

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

Small batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam | The JavaCupcake Blog

Small Batch Rhubarb Strawberry Jam

Yield: 1 jar
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 3 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Over medium-high heat, mix together the sugar and fruit until coated in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add the vanilla, lemon peel and juice and combine.
  3. Cook until the fruit begins to break down and the juices release, stirring constantly.
  4. Depending on how chunky you want the jam, be careful how much you break up the fruit.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour or so, stirring often.
  6. The mixture will begin to produce a white foam and begin to thicken.
  7. Pour into a clean glass jar and set out to cool at room temperature.
  8. Store with a lid on the jar in the fridge.
  9. Keeps several months or until you eat it all!

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Please take some time to check out all the amazing recipes we made for Angie’s virtual baby shower!


Baby Blue Punch from Or Whatever You Do.
Easy Fall Party Punch from Miss in the Kitchen.
Simple & Fun Mimosa Bar from My Life Well Loved.
Simple Southern Sweet Tea from Love and Confections.

Appetizers, Sides & Salads:

Creamy Grape Salad with Toasted Pecans from Unsophisticook.
Mini Chicken and Waffles from Sweet Beginnings.
Pimento Cheese Stuffed Buttermilk Biscuits from It’s Yummi.
Savory Cucumber Melon Salad with Honey Thyme Vinaigrette from Cooking in Stilettos.
Spicy Southern Deviled Eggs from This Gal Cooks.


American Pierogi Casserole from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.
Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Butter Sauce from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Pimento Cheese Tomato Ham Sliders from Honey and Birch.


Banana Pudding Layered Dessert from High Heels and Grills.
Brookies from Baked Bree.
Caramel Corn from The Redhead Baker.
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake from Cooking with Carlee.
Chocolate Chip Clouds from All Day I Dream About Food.
Lemon Donuts with Raspberry Glaze from Ashlee Marie
Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cupcakes from Sugar-Free Mom.
Mickey Mouse Candy Pops from The Decorated Cookie.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie Bars from The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Classic Yellow Butter Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Icing from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Yellow Cupcakes with Peach Cream Cheese Frosting from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.
Worms and Dirt Cookie Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips.

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Thursday 28th of September 2017

This jam sounds delightful! I've always shied away from rhubarb, but I really want to try this.

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Tuesday 26th of September 2017

I love this jam and those photos are beautiful!! Thank you so much for being a party of my virtual baby shower to celebrate Baby Jackson!!!


Sunday 24th of September 2017

I definitely need to make a batch of this in the spring. My parents have a rhubarb plant and our strawberry patch just doubled in size this year! What a perfect shower treat!

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