Yes the house is on the market and I’ve cut back on my gardening and I’m really not planning on doing any preserving this year. Except the raspberries are doing so well and I just love this old-fashioned jam so I just couldn’t resist. Last week I made a small batch of simple and delicious raspberry jam. The intense raspberry flavor of this jam makes it a long-time favorite. Warming the sugar beforehand keeps the jam boiling evenly and ensures success.

I love the recipes that just make a small batch of jam. This jam only makes 4 cups. Perfect to spread out and enjoy over the course of the year.Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jam


4 cups raspberries

4 cups granulated sugar


Place the sugar in an ovenproof shallow pan and warm in a 250-degree oven for 15 minutes. Warm sugar dissolves better which will help the jam to boil evenly and ensure that your  jam is a success.

Place the berries in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a full boil over high heart, mashing the berries with a potato masher as they heat. Boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly.Raspberry Jam

Add the warm sugar, return to a boil and boil until the mixture will form a gel, about 5 minutes.

Ladle into sterilized jars and process for ten minutes or as directed in your canning book.Raspberry Jam

Makes exactly four cups and the jars of  jam will look so nice on your pantry shelf!Raspberry Jam

Are you growing raspberries in your garden? This is a relatively new raspberry bed for us but with all the rain the plants seem to be very happy and are producing a wonderful crop of raspberries this year. I will not be making anymore raspberry jam instead we will just have to enjoy the berries as we pick them!




4 comments on “Raspberry Jam – Simple and Delicious

Trisha LeBaron on July 28, 2017 1:36 am

Love how you let the flavor of the raspberries take center stage. Lovely simple recipe

Nancy Wolff on July 28, 2017 11:43 am

I just love raspberry jam! 🙂

Miz Helen on August 4, 2017 3:59 pm

Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on August 6, 2017 11:22 pm

Miz Helen,
Thanks so much for the feature! 🙂

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