3-Ingredient Easy Raspberry Jam (No Added Pectin), so easy to make, and so wonderful to enjoy spread on toast, pancakes, waffles, or wherever your heart desires.
Song of the day: Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow
This homemade raspberry jam contains only three ingredients: fresh raspberries, cane sugar, and lemon juice. You can't get it any easier and faster than that.
We love our jams around here and come summer, I find every opportunity to buy all the berries I can get. We eat them fresh, I use them in my baked goods, and I also make jam. These raspberries come from British Columbia, a neighboring Province, straight from our favorite vendor at our local Farmers Market, Fresh BC Fruit. They are sweet crimson jewels and I don't want to add too much to them to preserve their wonderful flavor.
3-Ingredient Easy Raspberry Jam (No Added Pectin)
This easy method is what I always follow to make any kind of fruit jam. You boil the mixture of fruit, sugar, and lemon juice until it thickens. That's it. There's no need for added pectin or preservatives since it relies completely on the sugar, the natural pectin in the berries, and the lemon for gelling. Simple. Every fruit contains natural pectin, with slightly under-ripe fruit having a higher pectin content. The use of the lemon juice, other than helping with the gelling, also brightens the flavor; and I don't know about you, but I like lemon in almost anything!
I like it rustic and textured
I like my jam to be rustic, chunky, and on the runnier side. It also makes the jam-making simpler, easier, and faster. We like it with seeds and all, however, if you prefer a smoother jam, you can strain out all or part of the seeds. And if you want it thicker, you can cook it a bit longer.
This simple recipe lets the fruit take center stage, although you can add spices or flavors to your jams as we did here.
A nice slathering of this amazing 3-Ingredient Easy Raspberry Jam (No Added Pectin) and your senses are awakened, from the aromatic fruity berry to the first taste of that ever so naturally sweet raspberry. Every bite highlights bright flavors that I can only associate to a beautiful smile because my tastebuds say so!
Song of the day: Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl CrowPrint