Mixed Berry No-Cook Jam – A delicious no-cook jam made with fresh sweet berries. Comes together in minutes with no canning skills required!
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Making your own jam is a great way to preserve summer’s bounty, but if you don’t have a stove or time to cook, this Mixed Berry No-Cook Jam is the answer!
It’s quick, simple, delicious, and doesn’t require any special equipment. Plus, there are endless flavor combinations to try!
HOW TO MAKE NO-COOK JAM
For this jam, you’ll need a few simple ingredients to get started:
- Lemon zest
- Lemon juice
- Instant pectin
Once you have gathered all your ingredients, you’re ready to whip up this quick and easy mixed berry no cook jam. Just follow the steps below!
- First, combine all your fresh fruit, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl.
- Then, add the sugar and pectin on top of the fruit.
- Using a potato masher, stir and mash the ingredients for 2-minutes.
- Once the consistency is to your liking, transfer your jam to canning or mason jars.
Once, all of your jars are filled, cover and refrigerate.
DO I NEED TO STERILIZE THE JARS?
Yes, it’s important to sterilize the jars before adding the jam. This will help to prevent mold and bacteria from growing.
You can sterilize your jars by boiling them for 10 minutes. Be sure to add the lids to the boiling water for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
WHAT DOES INSTANT PECTIN DO?
Pectin is a natural substance found in fruits and vegetables that helps to thicken and set jams and jellies. In the past, making jam or jelly from scratch usually involved a long process of cooking down the fruit to extract the pectin. However, these days there’s a much more convenient way to make jam, using instant Pectin.
Instant Pectin is a powdered pectin that dissolves instantly in hot water. This means that you can add it directly to your fruit mixture, without having to cook it down first.
Because it’s pre-measured, there’s no need to worry about adding too much or too little and it’s a true time-saver when it comes to making homemade jam or jelly.
DO I HAVE TO USE FRESH FRUIT?
You don’t have to cook jam to enjoy the flavor of fresh fruit, but you do need to use fresh fruit. You can use frozen or canned fruit for no-cook jam, but it will result in a lower quality product. Thus, I recommend using fresh fruit.
If you use frozen fruit, thaw it and drain it before using. Canned fruit can also be used, but be sure to drain and rinse it thoroughly.
HOW LONG DOES NO-COOK JAM LAST?
No-cook jam will last for about 2 weeks in the fridge or up to a year in the freezer. Make sure to put your jam in an airtight container when storing it for optimal freshness.
MORE SUMMER RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
- Overnight Pickled Vegetables
- Frozen Watermelon Slushies
- Cake Batter Lush
- Vanilla Wafer Icebox Cake
- Strawberry Crumble Ice Cream Cake
- Easy Berry Sorbetto
- Fruit Pizza
Mixed Berry No-Cook Jam
A delicious no-cook jam made with fresh sweet berries. Comes together in minutes with no canning skills required!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 56 ounces 1x
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
- 12 ounces fresh raspberries
- 12 ounces fresh blackberries
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons instant pectin