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One of my favourite things about spring is seeing lots of fruits in season at the grocery store. They are usually so cheap! So when I saw berries the other day for half the usual price, I couldn’t resist buying! I love when I have all the berries at home. They often find their way to my breakfast plate. Sometimes on French toast, sometimes on pancakes… they are always there, mostly coated with a good helping of natural maple syrup. Love them!

picture of berries

If they do not appear fresh on the breakfast table, they appear as a jam. A homemade mixed berry jam oozing with fruity sweetness and a bit of tart. Life is good!

I never buy jam from the grocery store because of the loads of added sugar. I love making mine so I can see what exactly goes into it. Then I can use a spoon to scoop some directly from the pot and feed myself.

To make this mixed berry jam, you need berries, of course. You also need some sugar and lemon (see recipe below for quantities).

berry jam ingredients

Note that this homemade berry jam is without pectin, a common jam ingredient. It is so easy to make. All you need to do is rinse all your berries then cut the strawberries into halves or quarters. Place them in a large pot, add some freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar. Mix everything together and let it rest for a few minutes.

mixed berry recipe

Then cook on medium heat until the berries begin dissolving and form a jam. You could use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the berries once they start cooking.

mixed berry jam ready

You know it is ready when it has a gel-like consistency.

mixed berry jam texture

Seriously, my girls and I can’t help it. We find ourselves eating the jam as it is, directly from the pot or jar one time too many. You could imitate us or you could put yours on bread and butter, pancakes, crepes or anything that makes your soul happy. Yum!

how to eat jam

And if any jam makes it to the finish line, put it in an airtight container and place in the fridge.

mixed berry jam for pinterest

Some really cool people sterilise containers and keep their jam in them so they can keep it for a very long time. I am not one of them. But if you would love to preserve your jam for long-term use, check out this post.

Also check out these recipes for Healthy Strawberry Jam, Pineapple Jam, and Apricot Preserves.

Hope you enjoy the recipe!

Spoon in a jar of mixed berry jam.

Mixed Berry Jam

4.75 from 4 votes
You would want to put this mixed berry jam on everything!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Rinse the berries then cut strawberries into halves or quarters. Place them in a large pot then add lemon juice and sugar. Mix everything well and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • Bring the berries to boil on high heat then reduce heat to medium and let the berries simmer while stirring from time to time. If you like, use a potato masher to mash the berries as they simmer. The jam is ready when it has a gel-like consistency. Let it cool then place in a jar to preserve.


Use more sugar if you like. I often use less sugar in my recipes.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 80
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  1. I just made this and it is sooooo good!! It has the perfect balance—Not too sweet and enough amount of tang. Were giving it as Christmas presents and keeping a bottle for ourselves. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! 🙂

    1. So glad to hear that, Angel! Giving it out as gifts is such a great idea. Thanks for coming back to let me know. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    1. Hi Kimberly, yes you could add pectin if you wish. Pectin helps give it the jelly like texture and reduces the cooking time. But I find that it is great without pectin. Hope this helps.

  2. Hi Precious! I have tried the jam recipe and it has turned out great!! unbelievable! what seemed to me as rocket science is doable! Thank you &God’s blessings Precious.

    1. Awww thank you so much for the feedback, Sydney!
      And thanks for the detailed information on canning. Enjoy!

  3. This looks so delicious and healthier than those ones in the shops. Almost make me feel like making one too. However the berries aren’t cheap here in Nigeria, that is when you even manage to find them.

  4. This looks so yum! Girl I’m glad I found your page so that in the nearest future…I can start working out these mouth watering recipes. Haha
    Well done Presh! xx