Mixed Berry Jam


Christmas has come and gone, and I don’t know about you, but I find myself needing to thank an awful lot of people!

I always prefer to gift something homemade as a simple way to say a heartfelt thank you. This jam is the perfect way to do that, and its super simple too, even if you’ve never made jam before. Especially if you’ve never made jam before.

You can use either fresh berries, which this time of year are not usually very fresh or affordable, or you can use frozen. Any mixed frozen berry assortment will work, just thaw them completely first and use about 5 cups total.

Once it’s finished cooking, you can either mash it with a potato masher or you can puree it in a blender, depending on how smooth you like your jam.

I’m gifting mine with a batch of Petite Vanilla Bean Scones without the glaze on them. If you warm it back up, it also makes the perfect sauce to drizzle over your ice cream sundae as well. Just saying…

Today, I’m visiting Rachel over at My Naturally Frugal Family.  Please head over there for the recipe and to say hello!

Until next time, Happy New Year!!

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Comments

  1. 1

    That jam is just the ticket for scones. I am popping over to see the recipe!

  2. 2

    I love the idea of homemade jam. I need to do that! This jam would be good on anything… but you’ve got the right idea to pair it with scones. :) Have a great week! ~ Ramona

  3. 3

    Sounds like a perfect “thank you” to me! Off to visit Rachel!

  4. 4

    what a fantastic thank you gift to everyone. Who doesn’t love homemade jam and petite scones… sounds wonderful.

  5. 5

    Stunning and what a delightful way to say thank you!

  6. 6

    Jen,
    Your blog looks amazing!! A new look for 2012?? :)

    Love the idea of giving jam. I have to admit that I’m a jam virgin. Yup, never made the stuff. Berries usually don’t stand a chance in this house long enough for me to make a jam. I love the idea of using frozen berries though.

  7. 7

    Jen…may borrow this recipe soon as I want to start making bread! It looks beautiful….so heading over for the recipe now! : ) (And love your vanilla bean scones, too!)

  8. 8

    I agree – so many things to be grateful for, and, in my case, so many people to miss. What a lovely idea of yours :)

  9. 9

    That is a great and very thoughtful gift. The jam looks beautiful!

  10. 10

    Hello Jen, Happy New Year. Great Idea for a Thank You Gift!

  11. 11

    Congrats on your guest post and lovely, lovely jam!

  12. 12

    Yummy Jam..love mixed berries and your presentation..very well done! Have a very Happy New Year!!!!!

  13. 13

    Heading over to check out the recipe now! Love how simple it sounds… Happy New Year!

  14. 14

    This jam looks PERFECT! SO versatile too. Yum!!

  15. 15

    I want jam and scones to appear in my kitchen tomorrow morning now :) I love homemade gifts, and homemade jam is so special to me. My mom and I always make it in the summer…and now I want to pick a few extra strawberries and freeze jars to pull out for gifts later in the year!

  16. 17

    What gorgeous jam!!! Perfect with your yummy scones!

  17. 18

    I love making homemade jam! I’ve never made a mixed berry one before but will soon!! :)

  18. 19

    There’s just nothing quite like homemade jam!

  19. 20

    Mixed berry jam and vanilla bean scones…what a delicious way to say “Thank you.”!
    (I could eat homemade jam straight from the jar!) :D

    Happy New Year!!

  20. 21

    I would add this lovely jam to my yogurt parfaits & on pancakes..love it :)

  21. 22

    Such a thoughtful way to say thank you! Your jam looks perfect!

  22. 23

    I love homemade jam, yours looks amazing. It’s the perfect gift to say thank you.

  23. 24

    I think that the jam sounds great especially as a thank-you gift or even as a gift for mothers day.

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