Make your own delicious mixed berry jam with this easy, customizable recipe that uses frozen fruit. Ready in under an hour - it's so much better than store-bought!
I love this mixed berry jam recipe because I can make it any time of year since it uses frozen fruit. Frozen fruit is picked at its peak and then flash frozen so it tastes really fresh and amazing when it is cooked.
I made this recipe years ago (and I have been making it ever since) for my kids because it uses honey instead of sugar. I like that it is more natural and a little healthier than refined sugar which is important to me when I am thinking of what I feed my family.
It is also delicious this way. I also like that this berry jam recipe can also be adjusted to make any homemade jam with whatever fruit is in season.
Let me show you how easy it is to make. If you do make it, share a picture, review or message me! I love seeing what you create.
What You Need
The ingredients for this homemade jam made from frozen fruit are so simple.
Frozen strawberries thawed
Frozen blueberries thawed
Honey. This is the sweetener for the jam. I prefer honey since it is less refined.
Lemon. The lemon juice will help set the jam.
Orange juice. This is for flavor. It is optional.
Rosemary. This is optional but does add a nice background note.
Making The Mixed Berry jam
To make this berry jam, all you need to do is throw the ingredients into a saucepan and let it simmer. Once it is done simmering, just cool it to room temperature then pour the jam into clean containers with a lid and refrigerate
Your jam should stay fresh for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator! This is not a canning recipe. It is a refrigerator jam which makes it so simple.
Best Berries For Jam
I love using a mix of berries like strawberries and blueberries since that is my favorite frozen mixed berry blend that I buy at the store. Feel free to use any in season berries depending on where you live. I like to freeze fresh in season berries to use later for this recipe.
Additions are not necessary and this homemade jam tastes great just the way it is in its pure form. I love making this jam in its pure form and using one jar of it for my Triple Berry Shortbread Tart dessert!
It is so easy to make and a huge hit with everyone.
How to use homemade jam
I love making homemade jam and preserves because they can be used for so many things, especially In pb&J sandwiches. I also love adding it as a topping for cheesecake bites, ricotta pancakes and vanilla scones.
No. You can make a simple refrigerator berry jam without pectin.
While berry jam is made from fruit, it does contain natural sugars from the fruit along with added sugars which contributes to additional calories.
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Mixed Berry Jam with Rosemary
- 1 10 oz bag of frozen strawberries thawed you can use fresh fruit as well
- 1 10 oz bag of frozen blueberries thawed you can use fresh fruit as well
- 1 cup of honey
- 1 extra large lemon juiced or 2 small lemons juiced
- 4 tablespoon of orange juice optional
- 1 large sprig of rosemary optional
- Add all of your ingredients into a medium sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.1 10 oz bag of frozen strawberries thawed, 1 10 oz bag of frozen blueberries thawed, 1 cup of honey, 1 extra large lemon juiced, 4 tablespoon of orange juice, 1 large sprig of rosemary
- Once the berries come to a simmer mix well and lower the heat to medium low and continue to simmer for about 1 hour making sure to stir it every 5 minutes or so.
- After 1 hour your berries should have broken down and should be thickened and reduced by almost half.
- Once your berries are mostly broken down, remove your rosemary sprig and take off the stove to cool for 5 minutes.
- It will look a little thinner than jam at this point because it is hot but it will thicken as it cools.
- Pour your jam into clean containers with a lid and continue to let it cool completely with the lid off, about 30-40 minutes.
- Once completely cooled, place the lid on and refrigerate to chill.
- Once chilled you can use your jam over toast, on scones, added to ice cream or anything else that goes well with it 🙂 Your jam should stay fresh for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
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