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!

mixed-berries

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

Directions
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.

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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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