There are a few key items that I always keep in my pantry and jam is one of them. Oh, sure…it may be called jelly, preserves, or fruit spread depending on my mood but there is always some kind of spreadable fruit in the house. Not only is it delicious on toast but it is perfect with a bowl of Greek yogurt or on my favorite PB&J sandwich. Homemade jam has always been a bit intimidating for me to make. The whole adding pectin and canning thing just makes it seem like a lot of work. Since fresh berries are incredibly cheap right now, I really wanted to try my hand at making my own jam. I stumbled across a few jam recipes with no pectin and no canning that sounded easy enough. My version of this triple berry jam recipe uses a combination of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries since that is what I had on hand. You can vary the berries used and the ratio depending on your own berry status. This incredibly easy jam recipe is not overly sweet…you can add a bit more sugar if you prefer it sweeter. If you love berries and need more recipes, try these easy mini berry tarts.
Triple Berry Jam Recipe
Yields 3 to 4 cups
This triple berry jam recipe is incredibly easy to make with no pectin and no canning!
3 hrPrep Time
90 minCook Time
4 hr, 30 Total Time
- 7 cups berries ( I used 2 cups strawberries, sliced, 2 1/2 cups blueberries and 2 1/2 cups blackberries)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- In a large bowl, combine the berries and the sugar
- Let sit for 2 to 3 hours until there is plenty of juice
- Pour into a large pot and bring to a boil
- Turn down the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 60 to 90 minutes.
- During cooking, use a potato masher to gently break up fruit if you want the jam to be less 'chunky'.
- Cook until the mixture is relatively thick, although keep in mind that it will thicken up as it cools
- When the mixture is done cooking, remove from heat.
- Add in lemon juice and lemon zest and stir gently.
- Let cool and refrigerate overnight before using
- Freeze anything that will not be used within 2 weeks
Not sure what to do with your Triple Berry Jam?
Try these homemade Kaiserschmarrn for breakfast one day!