Wednesday, June 05, 2013

simple homemade berry jam

I made this suuuuper simple berry jam over the weekend as a waffle topping.  This recipe is more like a guide - you can use any berries you have on hand.  Right now is the season for berries - they are so sweet you don't need to add in any extra sugar....unless, of course you want extra sugar, which is fine.

Yesterday I bought a bunch of perfect raspberries and strawberries and plan on whipping up another batch of this jam today.

berry jam
-3 cups of berries {for this one I used strawberries and blueberries}
-a tablespoon of lemon juice
-a few tablespoons of honey {if you want it extra sweet}

Put all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 30-45 minutes. The fruit will reduce and the mixture will become thick and syrupy.  

Eat on toast, waffles, pancakes, ice cream, etc.  The leftovers will last for a few weeks in the refrigerator.


  1. I've always wanted to make my own jam, but thought it was too difficult. This sounds sooo super easy!
    Penniless Socialite

    1. it's SO easy! and so fresh and delicious :).

  2. This looks sooo good! And honestly I'm in the same boat..I've always wanted to start making my own (all the women in my family do it!) but it just seems like a lot of work. You do make it sound super easy!
    Kerri at HollyMuffin

  3. Waffles with berry sauce is one of my favorite breakfasts! It is what we eat every Christmas. xx. McKenna Lou

  4. aww this looks like a really light and delicious waffle breakfast! love the taste of homemade food - i should try and make my own jam some day! <3

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