Dr. Oetker Jam Express

It’s strawberry season. Ben brought home a 4 lb pack one day after work as he found a good deal at the groceries store, $4.98 for 4 lbs. Ben usually does not do groceries shopping. It just happened that he was looking for some stationery in the Real Canadian Superstore and saw the good deal.


With so much strawberries, I quickly check my pantry and found a pack of Dr. Oetker Jam Express Gelling Powder which I bought a couple of months ago. I wanted to make some blueberries jam but do not get down to do it. So, this is just great for making strawberry jam.

I like Dr. Oetker Jam Express Gelling Powder for it’s simplicity to use and no additional sugar is required. You can use it to make jam from various fruit like raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and other fruits or blends. If you use defrosted frozen fruit, include the juice which will enhance the flavour and recipe only requires 1 3/4 cup of chopped defrosted frozen fruit.


Nothing beats some freshly home-made strawberry jam on a toast.


  • 3 cups fresh chopped strawberries, about 400g/1 lb
  • 1 package of 200g Dr. Oetker Jam Express
  • Two 250ml washed, rinsed and dried jam jars with sealing lids



jamexpress-4-300x200Wash, stem and chop the strawberries. Use a potato masher to mash the chopped strawberries.

You’ll need 2 cups of mashed strawberries.

jamexpress-6-300x200Stir in the package contents with the mashed strawberries in a large bowl.
jamexpress-7-300x200There are differences in the cooking times depending on the wattage of the microwave. This only affects the first stage of micro-waving.<=600W microwave, 3 minutes

800W microwave, 2 minutes

<=1000W microwave, 90 seconds.

jamexpress-8-300x200Stir well. Microwave on high for 2 more minutes (regardless of the wattage of the microwave). Stir well.

For stove top preparation, mix contents in a pot on medium heat until beginning to bubble. Stir occasionally. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir well.

jamexpress-2-200x300Fill the jars completely to the top edge, cover with lids. Place the jars upside down for 5 minutes (the hot jam serves to seal the jar and provides sterilization to the cap), then flip over and allow to cool. Wait 12 hours to fully set. No additional sterilization required.Store unopened jars in a cool, dark place. It is recommended that unopened Jam Express jars to be used within 3 months.

Refrigerate open jars.

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  1. Canido

    that looks yummy! i made jams several years ago and this brought back memories. =)

  2. Pointemama

    I can’t believe how good the jam is – I started with Great Village strawberries fresh from the field and ended up with the best jam with the least effort possible! Thanks!!

  3. Lee

    I cannot find anyone who sells the Jam Express. Where can I buy it in Canada?

    1. Suanne

      I bought mine from the Real Canadian Superstore. It could be a seasonal item. With summer coming soon, you should be able to find it at the section where they sell jam accessories.

  4. Maggie

    I have been given two packages of the jam express gelling powder. I can’t see an expiration date on them. Do they expire at all?

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