There’s nothing quite as satisfying as making your own homemade Mixed Berry Jam! It’s simple, healthier than store bought jelly or jam and only requires a handful of ingredients.
Now this is perfect to make during the spring and summer months when berries are in season and oftentimes on sale at your local store or farmers market. But you can also make berry jam year-round by using frozen mixed berries - which is what I often do!
Use this berry jam recipe to spread on to homemade buttermilk biscuits or swirl some in a creamy oatmeal bowl for an extra boost of flavor and goodness!
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED
Fresh or Frozen Mixed Berries - In this recipe I used a combination of frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. But feel free to use whichever combination you like.
Fresh lemon juice
Granulated white sugar
A pinch of salt
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MIXED BERRY JAM
Full instructions are included in the recipe card below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Add mixed berries to a medium saucepan. If using fresh berries make sure to wash them well. If using frozen, just dump them right in! Begin to cook the berries on medium heat. Add in sugar, lemon juice and salt.
Step Two: Bring berries to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. Berries will begin to break down producing a lot of liquid. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, making sure berries do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Step Three: Once jam has thickened, remove from heat and transfer to a mason jar or glass container to cool. Once the jam has cooled, add a tight lid and place in the fridge. Enjoy for up to 3 weeks!
HOW DO YOU STORE HOMEMADE JAM?
One of the best ways to store your homemade fruit jam is in a glass mason jar. I like using 8oz half pint mason jars because they are the perfect size for jam. If you don’t have any mason jars you can also use a different glass container that has a tight fitting lid. Once the jam has cooled, transfer to the fridge and use for up to 3 weeks or transfer to the freezer and use for up to 3 months.
MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you use frozen berries to make jam?
Absolutely! I love using frozen berries because it allows you to make delicious homemade jam all year long.
What sugar is best for jam?
I prefer to keep things simple and use regular granulated white sugar when making berry jam. You can certainly use a healthier alternative but the flavor and measurement will be slightly different.
What is the sugar to berry ratio for homemade jam?
Although it might seem like a lot, you’ll want to use a good amount of sugar when making homemade jam. Every recipe is different, but this version uses 3 cups of fruit and ½ cup of sugar.
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