Raspberry Jam


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Raspberry Jam

Raspberries have a special place in my heart because they remind me of when my children were young. We would go out picking fruit at local farms every week, and we were all very excited when raspberries were in season because that meant I would be making raspberry jam and jelly. Making raspberry jam is easy following this recipe with only two ingredients, raspberries and sugar. Enjoy this jam on toast or on a peanut (or soynut) butter sandwich.
YIELD : 8-250 ml jars
WATER BATH PROCESSING TIME: 10 minutes for altitudes of 1000 feet or below. Adjust processing time for other altitudes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Water Bath Processing Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course breakfast, snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 250 ml jars
Calories 56 kcal


  • 12-litre stainless steel heavy bottomed pot
  • optional: strainer
  • optional: food mill
  • canning pot
  • wire basket or tray for the bottom of the canning pot
  • jar lift
  • magnetic wand for lid placement
  • funnel
  • 8-250 ml jars with lids and rings


  • 16 cups raspberries rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups sugar


  • Combine the raspberries and sugar in the 12-litre pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce to low and slowly simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently.
  • Continue to simmer until the jam is thick, 35-45 minutes.
  • If you are planning on making the jam seedless, remove from heat at 10 minutes and pass through a food mill or strainer to remove the seeds. Return the seedless mixture to the pot and continue to cook until the jam is thick.
  • Ladle the hot jam into sterilized jars leaving ΒΌ" headspace. Run a sterilized knife or thin kitchen utensil through the jam to remove air bubbles. Top each jar with a washed and briefly warmed snap lid. (I put the snap lid in boiling hot water for 30 seconds, this softens the seal.) Add the sterilized ring and tighten to finger tip tightness. Process using the boiling water method in a canning pot for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the jars and cool on a board or metal rack. Don't disturb for 24 hours.
  • Remove the rings and inspect the jars. If some of the jam has leaked out onto the jars, wipe them clean with a soapy cloth. Store the jam without the rings on in a dark cool place for up to a year
  • Store jars that don't seal in the fridge and use immediately.


Serving: 1tbspCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword raspberry, raspberry jam
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