Raspberry Jam

Get your canning equipment out…..raspberries are in season and we are making raspberry jam!


5 cups of crushed raspberries ( makes 4 pints)
7 cups of sugar
1 Box of Sure-Jell Pectin

You will also need jelly jars and lids!

Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water and rinse.

Boil water in a saucepan and place your flat lids in the saucepan off the heat and leave in saucepan until ready to use.

Crush berries one cup at a time using a potato masher.

Crushed berries!

Fill your canner half full with water and bring it to a simmer.

In an 8 quart sauce pot, add crushed berries.  Stir in box of Sure Jell.

Bring mixture to a full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly.  A full rolling boil doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred.

Add sugar and return to a full rolling boil for exactly 1 minute while stirring constantly.

To test if done, take a spoon and drop jam onto a plate that you previously put in the freezer for about 10 minutes.  If the jam is ready, it will firm up on the plate quicker than if your plate was at room temperature.  This frozen plate trick just cuts down your waiting time!

If the jam runs down the plate it isn’t set….keeping cooking!

The jam in the lower photo is done since it isn’t running down the plate.

Remove cooked jam from heat and skim off foam with a large spoon.

Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops.

Wipe jar lids and cover with two-piece lids.

Place jars on elevated rack in canner and lower rack into canner.  Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches.  Cover and bring water to a gentle boil.  Process for 10 minutes.

Remove jars from canner and place upringht on a towel to cool completely.

After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger.  If the lid springs back, the lid is not sealed properly and you can return it to the water bath to process for 10 more minutes.

Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.


4 thoughts on “Raspberry Jam

  1. All that is needed is a steaming hot butter milk biscuit with a big cut of butter and that raspberry jam! I’ll shut my eyes and hold on to that thought. I enjoy reading your family’s stories and recipes.


  2. Hello, I am getting ready to make this tomorrow and just have one question! Is it 5 cups of berries after they are crushed to before? I know the recipe calls for 5 cups crushed but in the pictures it looks like it may actually be 5 cups before they are crushed……..I’m a little confused.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s