You can have a delicious batch of jam ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes, with this Easy Raspberry Jam. Made with only 2 ingredients!
I’m a big fan of small batch jams. I love being able to take a few cups of very ripe fruit or berries, and turn it in to a delicious batch jam to enjoy on toast or over ice cream. But I think a lot of people don’t make jams because they’re afraid of the canning part of the process, but I’m here to tell you, you don’t need to can your jam. Yes, it’s true.
Small Batch Jams are so easy!
With small batch jams, where you only have 1 to 2 cups of jam, canning this small amount isn’t worth it. Why you ask? Because you can finish off a small batch of jam in no time, so there is no need to can it. In fact, these types of jams can last in your fridge for up to 3 weeks, and I know that we can finish them off in less time than that.
Only 2 Ingredients!
So now when you think about it, making jam is really, really easy. And most times only requires 2 ingredients, the fruit you choose and sugar. Most berries and jam fruits have enough pectin in them that you don’t need to add any extra fruit pectin. The sugar and cooked fruit makes the jam nice and jamm-y without any added ingredients. Really, jams are one of the easiest things to make. And there’s nothing more delicious than homemade jam.
Great for very ripe berries.
Raspberry jam is my favourite jam, next to peach jam and homemade strawberry jam. I made this small batch of raspberry jam with some raspberries that I had around that were getting really ripe, really fast. Just add sugar and heat, and you have jam.
Some tips for making this recipe:
- Raspberries: You can use frozen or fresh raspberries. Frozen raspberries will have more moisture, so the jam may take a little longer to cook down.
- How to know when the jam is done? You will know the jam is ready when you drag a wooden spoon through the jam, if the jam is thick enough, the spoon will leave an open trail.
- How to store this jam? The batch of this jam is so small you don’t really need to seal the jars because you will use it up so fast! Just store the jam in a jar with a lid and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
- Preparing jar for the fridge: Make sure the jar you use to store this jam is clean. I usually run mine through the dishwasher first (or clean it in hot soapy water).
- Can I freeze this jam? Yes! Store the jam in air-tight containers in your freezer for up to 3 months.
- Serve this jam on toast, in sandwiches, over ice cream, with pancakes, on biscuits, or stirred into yogurt.
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Recipe Idea to Try with your Raspberry Jam!
Use some of your jam to make these Raspberry Cheesecake Swirl Brownies!
I swirled in some homemade raspberry jam into cream cheese and brownie batter and made these Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies!
I hope you enjoy this homemade raspberry jam recipe! Have a delicious day!
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Kendall-Jackson wines! But as always the pictures, my voice, all content, and opinions are mine alone. Happy Summer! xo