So, you just baked a beautiful loaf of bread, and now you need something to spread on it. Well, I can’t think of anything better than some fresh, simple jam. The joy of this recipe (which is really more of a technique) is that it is so versatile – you can honestly put any berries you like in this (fresh or frozen), and, as long as you keep the ratios the same, it will turn out great. This jam always retains the flavor of the fruit really well, elevating it above your everyday Smuckers. And the best part is that it is so simple to make!
Mixed Berry Jam
- Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Use a potato masher or wooden spoon to smash berries into sugar, until fruit pieces are your desired size.
- Bring to a simmer, then cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, for 10-15 minutes, or until thickened (jam will continue to thicken as it chills, but not incredibly, so don’t be afraid to leave it on the heat a little longer if it is not thickening quickly)
- Skim foam off top of jam using a spoon.
- Transfer to mason jar or tupperware, and let come to room temperature before transferring to fridge.
- Chill for at least an hour. Jam will keep in fridge for up to 3 weeks, or freezer for longer.