Friday, September 14, 2012

How to Make Raspberry Jam

One of my favorite kinds of jam is Raspberry! Since we grow our own raspberries, we always are able to make it very inexpensively.

Want to make your own batch of Raspberry Jam?

It's probably one of the easiest jams to make since all you need to do to prep your fruit is wash the berries, then mash them up a bit.

Before you start make sure you check out my canning tips

Step 1 - Place washed berries in a pot and mash them up a bit. {You need 4 c. of mashed berries}

Step 2 - Add 6 1/2 c. sugar, then mix well. Add 1 teaspoon butter or margarine to reduce foaming. {I forgot the butter this time, but it does make a difference.}

Step 3 - Get your pectin out and ready. {There are detailed instructions on how to can all kinds of jams enclosed with each box of pectin you buy.} I always buy the liquid pectin.

Step 4 - Bring your berry mixture to a boil. Add the pectin, stirring it in quickly. Then bring back to a boil and boil for 1 minute.

Step 5 - Remove from heat, then skim the foam from the top. Trust me you don't want to skip this step, I have before and the jam will have a nasty texture.

Step 6 - This is what it should look like, I've gotten most of the foam off.

Step 7 - Pour jam into jars.

Step 8 - Wipe off the rims with a clean damp washcloth or the lids may not seal.

Step 9 - Place lids and rings on jars.

Step 10 - Place in waterbath canner. Fill water 1-2 inches above jars. Bring to a boil and process 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude.

Step 11 - Remove and enjoy your jam.

Have more raspberries? Try this amazing fresh raspberry pie! You won't regret it! 


  1. Looks yummy! We love raspberries. Must pin for future reference. :)

  2. Yum! Is it raspberry season already? You can't get them for a decent price where I live. Lucky you! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

  3. Ohmigosh this looks so good. Definitely going to have to try this one:)


  4. Over from Blog Hop Social. I love jam! I have a simple recipe using jam to make a dessert burrito.