Cooking With Miranda - Fresh Berry Jam


Trying to hold on to the last remnants of summer fruit? What better way to do it than making delicious berry jam. You can use just strawberries or mix up all your favorite berries - Either way, it is delicious!

Fresh Berry Jam


4 cups fresh berries or 3 cups sliced strawberries
3/4 cup sugar
freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon
Lemon zest


Mix the ingredients in a wide skillet and bring to boil on medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 8-10 minutes. Keep stirring until the mixture resembles thick syrup. If it runs down the side of the spoon when lifted, the jam is not ready. Keep cooking for an additional 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Cool jam to room temperature and then spread it on your favorite cracker, bagel or peanut butter and jelly sandwich and enjoy!

Though this jam will only last in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, it can be preserved for longer, by using the traditional canning method. Simply put the jam in glass canning jars. Closing the lids tightly, lower them into a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. This helps prevent molding, which means that your concoction can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one year if, you can resist it for that long!

Sources: Miranda, Dean & Lisa Church

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  • slytherinfan
    slytherinfanWednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    I'm terrible at cooking, but this sounds good!
    • ajg16
      ajg16Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:07 am
      I LOVE LOVE LOVE cooking! I just have to make this! 🍓
      • Chef MirandaSunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:44 am
        I can make some for you.
        • diamondkid
          diamondkidSunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:49 am
          I like jam, maybe if on cookies with miranda it will taste delish.
          • turtlenicole
            turtlenicoleSunday, September 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm
            yum luv jam
            • sneeches
              sneechesThursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:24 am
              <3 looks delicious.
              • meepsy
                meepsyTuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm
                YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am making some for my Aunt tomorrow.
                • Chef MirandaTuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:44 pm
                  I'm glad you like it. I do too.
                  • meepsy
                    meepsyTuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:32 am
                    <3 it!!!!!!!!!!
                    • meepsy
                      meepsySunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm
                      I just finished making this in time for mother's day, and we're still eating it. It is awesome! My mom, who doesn't usually enjoy cooking, encouraged me to make tons more. This recipe ROCKS!!