Homemade Berry Jam is very easy to make. Use fresh or frozen organic berries and raw honey. Don’t forget to make an extra jar (or two) for Mother’s Day!
30 Minute Honey Sweetened Homemade Berry Jam
Homemade Berry Jam is quick and very easy to make. Use fresh or frozen organic berries and raw local honey. This recipe takes only 30 minutes to make, and the jam keeps in the freezer. No pectin is needed in this recipe. Raw local honey is used to sweeten. You can use as much or as little as you like. Fresh berries are deliciously sweet. You may find you need much less raw honey when you make your homemade berry jam using fresh organic berries.
If you can get a large amount of fresh organic berries during the berry season and you have a large freezer, you can make enough jam to last throughout the winter. Of course you can also use frozen organic berries and make your homemade berry jam any time during the year. It is best to use organic berries to make homemade jams and jellies because berries are a highly sprayed crop. Berries don’t have a thick skin and they sit low to the ground, so they absorb many of the pesticides and chemical they are sprayed with as well as anything that splashes up from the soil.
This homemade berry jam is so quick to make, and is great to partner up with your fruits or snacks! There is no need to purchase jam at the grocery store anymore. Choose your own fruit or berries to make your own healthy homemade jam!
This basic recipe makes a nice amount, but feel free to double or even triple the recipe to make more jam. Don’t forget to make an extra jar (or two) for your Mom this Mother’s Day!
30 Minute Honey Sweetened Homemade Berry Jam Recipe
1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
2 1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice or water
1/2 – 3/4 cup raw honey (depending on the sweetness you want)
Wash fruit and drain well. Pulse fruit in a blender or food processor until it is mashed into small chunks.
Pour berries into a medium saucepan and add apple juice or water. Gradually stir and mix well.
Heat, stirring constantly, over medium high heat until it reaches a full rolling boil that can’t be stirred down. Add honey all at once and stir well.
Store in refrigerator overnight, then freeze. Enjoy!
Bonus recipe to try: If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, here’s a refrigerator honey sweetened berry jam recipe that uses rhubarb and chia seeds.