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Small batch no-pectin Saskatoon jam-feature-jam on spoon and jam jar

Small batch no-pectin Saskatoon jam

Small batch no-pectin Saskatoon jam. This easy homemade Saskatoon jam recipe yields a small batch of jam and requires only three ingredients: Saskatoon berries, sugar, and lemon juice. It is deliciously sweet with a vanilla undertone. Try it on toast, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or yogurt.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x


  • 2 cups Saskatoon berries
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest


  1. Wash berries in a colander, under cold running water and let drain.
  2. Add the Saskatoon berries and the sugar to a medium-size saucepan (I use a Dutch oven) over low-medium heat and stir.
  3. As berries start to soften, add the water and mash them slightly with a potato masher. 
  4. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Add in the lemon juice and the lemon zest.
  5. Continue to cook on a steady boil, stirring frequently, until thick, about 10-15 minutes. You could use a candy thermometer checking that the jam reaches 210- 220°F.
  6. Pour into hot sterilized 8oz jar (see note), leaving 1/4 inch space on top. Wipe jar rim with a clean paper towel, then apply the lid and close tight.


To sterilize the jars, wash them in hot soapy water, rinse, and place on a baking sheet in a 230°F oven until ready to use.

Once you open the jar, keep in the fridge and consume in the next week or two.

  • Author: Nicoletta Sugarlovespices
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Canning
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American

Keywords: jam, saskatoons, canning, summer, easy, no pectin, delicious, breakfast

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