How to Make Quick and Easy Summer Berry Jam

Summer berries are one of the best reasons to plant and tend to a garden. These sweets and delicious mini-fruits are perfect in cakes, pies, and parfaits. They are also perfect for making home-made jams and jellies – and making them into jam is the best way to keep them for longer. We have a quick and easy recipe for summer berry jam that will take you all of thirty minutes – so let’s jam!


750 gm mixed summer berries including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
100 ml water
400 gm caster sugar

Wash and remove any stalks from the fruits. Place in a pan with water and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the sugar, stir until it has dissolved and boil for a further 15-20 minutes.


Transfer to any airtight jars (some old jam jars from store-bought jams will do) to cool. Once cool, cover and chill in the fridge where it will thicken to the right consistency. It will keep for up to 2 months.

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