Recipes for Berry Jams

Berry picking season is around the corner, and what better way to use them than in honey sweetened jam? We selected three easy berry jam recipes for you that require only a couple ingredients. 

Berry jam

Strawberry Jam

Makes about 6 jelly jars:

6 cups strawberries
1 package pectin crystals
2 cups honey
1/4 cup lemon juice

Start by washing the strawberries, then mashing them in a large saucepan. Add the pectin, and bring it to a boil. Next, mix in honey and lemon juice. Bring it back to a boil. Cook it for 5 minutes at a full rolling boil. Pour the jam into hot sterilized jars. Label them with the date, and store in a cool place.

Raspberry Jam

Makes about 4 jelly jars:

6 cups raspberries
2 3/4 cups honey

Wash the raspberries, place in a large saucepan. Mash them, and boil gently for 15 minutes. Add the honey, and cook at a full rolling boil for 5 minutes. Beat with an electric mixer for 6 minutes at medium speed. Pour into hot sterilized jars. Keep stored in a cool place, and enjoy your raspberry jam!

Blackberry Jam

Makes about 8 jelly jars:

9 cups blackberries
1 package pectin crystals
4 cups honey

Wash the blackberries, and mash them in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let it boil gently for 10 minutes. Next, stir the pectin in, making sure it is well mixed. Add the honey to the mixture. Cook at a full rolling boil for 10 minutes. Pour it into hot sterilized jars, and store the blackberry jam in a cool place. 

We recommend using Prairie Wildflower honey to make berry jams. Our Prairie Wildflower honey has a light taste, great for cooking and meads. Collected from southern Alberta.

Source: Gourmet Honey Recipe Book, B.C. Honey Producers Association.