This recipe produces the freshest, best tasting jam the Heeman family has ever tasted. Add in the fact that is no cook (who wants to have the oven on when its 30°C), uses 55% less sugar than CERTO and takes only 30 minutes to make. The best part is it’s a marriage of total goodness: Heeman strawberries and No Cook Freezer Jam (also known as Garden Fare) made by McCormick’s Canada in London, Ontario.


  1. Wash and rinse containers.
  2. Place prepared fruit in large mixing bowl.
  3. Gently stir in sugar and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Slowly sprinkle gelling powder a little at a time onto fruit mixture while stirring for 3 minutes.
  5. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Gently stir again for 1 minute.
  7. Pour jam into jars, leaving 1 inch (2.5cm) head space. Seal tightly. Jam is ready to eat. Not standing time required.
  8. Store in refrigerator and use within 6 weeks or store in freezer for up to 1 year.


  • When preparing the fruit, cut strawberries or larger fruit with a knife into smaller pieces then mash with a potato masher for best results. Be sure to mash to the consistency you prefer; larger chunks if you prefer chunky jam.
  • When sprinkling in Garden Fare, sprinkle in 1/3 of the package first and mix in. Continue adding remaining Garden Fare slowly, mixing it in while sprinkling. This will give a better consistency and help avoid clumping.

Mix It Up:

  • Try with all kinds of fruit – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, whatever you can think of…
  • Double your fruit and you make our Famous Heeman Sundae Sauce. That’s right, 16 cups of fruit, only 1.5 cups of sugar, it’s that simple.