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Easy Raspberry Jam

Updated: Jan 7, 2022


  • 2 quarts fruit (organic if possible)

  • 1/2 cup sugar (up to 3/4 cup)


Homemade jam is one of the easiest things to make. You can do this with raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries or even wild dewberries. This recipe is less sweet than traditional jams (which require a lot more sugar) but the flavor of the fruit really comes through, especially when the fruit is fresh from your back yard or the farmers market!


  • Gently wash fruit, remove any debris, moldy or discolored berries, drain

  • Place in large saucepan with sugar

  • Cook over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes and crushing berries gently

  • Let cool

  • Re-heat and cook again over low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes

  • Let cool: pour into glass jars, refrigerate and use

  • Freeze if you want to keep it to enjoy later

Note: Some people make fruit spreads without any sugar…they use apple juice concentrate (which is actually just another form of sugar) and just cook it down on low heat, very slowly).

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