Small Batch Berry Jam.
Jam on it! Jam on it! Ja Ja Ja Jam on it. I know, sorry, but I figure if I have to have that song stuck in my head I shouldn’t be alone. That’s what friends are for. For sharing. Also for letting you know that making jam doesn’t have to mean you put up 30 jars of something. You can actually make jam in smaller more manageable portions (ehem small batch) and not have to worry about the canning process.
After you’ve combined and cooked three simple ingredients you simply transfer to the fridge when you’re done and celebrate your good work in the morning on a bagel or a piece of toast with a smear of Mascarpone topped with a slathering of berry jam on it. Trust me. Try this.
I am admittedly a jam or preserves girl. I like texture. Jelly is just too smooth for my personal taste. My kids are the same way. They however can never agree on which flavor of jam between the three of them so we typically end up with several jars in our fridge. I have a problem with too many jars in my fridge.
Condiments can take over your fridge if you let them. Am I the only one OCD about this? This summer I solved our jam problem by making a multi berry jam that they all three like. It’s practically miraculous. I’m not questioning it, I’m just thankful for (or more) one less jar(s) in my fridge. Amen.
This recipe makes 3 small jars (which make great hostess gifts) or one large jar. It takes just THREE ingredients, requires no canning and can be ready in about 20 minutes. So seriously, is there really any reason to buy jam? I think not.
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Small Batch Berry Jam
Fresh strawberries and blueberries, sugar and lemon juice are all you need for this simple and sweet homemade jam recipe.
- 3 cups roughly chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Visit DIXIE CRYSTALS BLOG for recipe instructions.
Can other berries be used? Not a big blueberry fan, but love strawberries, raspberries & blackberries!
Absolutely. Raspberries or Blackberries would be delicious.
This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it.
Kathy - Panini Happy says
I’ve been jamming too lately! Love your pretty jars. 🙂 I finally conquered my fear of water bath canning over the weekend – I literally dropped the mic (the towel) after I took the jars out, lol.
Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says
I love small batch canning and preserving. Since it’s just the two of us we don’t need quarts and quarts of things, especially jams, but having a small jar or two is just right!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Gorgeous jam, I love the idea of a small batch recipe!
Michelle M. says
This sounds amazing. Quick question though how long will it last in the refrigerator if it isn’t traditionally canned. Just curious.
Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon says
I love the idea of small batches, perfect when you are a small family of two! And a recipe with only 3 ingredients is always a winner in my book 🙂
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
My condiments are out. of. control. I could seriously use a condiments refrigerator, if I only had a larger kitchen! I love this small batch jam, so easy and delish!
Those jars are super cute – where can I find them, or what’s the brand? I usually just use typical Ball jars but those are really pretty.
Hi Heather! Thank you. Those are my favorite jars and they’re made by Weck http://www.weckjars.com/
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
Love this so much! I am never going to get the big batch done, but a small one I can handle.
We be JAM-mun! That’s so corny, I know. I couldn’t help myself. I saw this recipe and that’s what I thought. I also thought I’d like to see some of this on a piece of toast!