No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Sarah's Berry Jam

  • yield: Makes about 4 cups
Photography: Bryan Gardner

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh berries
  • 4 1/12 cups sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (from 1/2 of a lemon)
  • Pinch of coarse salt

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place a few small plates in the freezer. Stir berries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a large, heavy stockpot. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar and mashing lightly with a potato masher. Skim foam from surface. Cook, stirring more frequently as jam thickens, until it has the consistency of very loose jelly, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Step 2

    Remove a plate from freezer; drop a spoonful of jam on it. Return to freezer for 1 to 2 minutes; nudge edge of jam with a finger. It should hold its shape. If jam is too thin and spreads, return it to a boil, testing every minute, until done.

  3. Step 3

    Strain about half of the jam; discard seeds. Return strained jam to pot. Return to a boil. Remove from heat. Spoon hot jam into hot sterilized jars; cover immediately with sterilized lids.

Reviews (2)

  • 19 Oct, 2013

    Sarah Carey wonderfully demonstrates that maybe cooking isn't so hard. I have tried several of the recipes, and you know what? She's right! I actually have made some very easy and delicious meals and desserts with Sarah's help. The raspberry jam looks yummy, and has inspired me to not be intimated. I look forward to making jam. Thanks Sarah!
    Best Regards,
    Jeanne Brinkman

  • 5 Aug, 2013

    GREAT presentation about how to process preserves. Love to "can" but am always a little intimidated by the process. This audio presentation answered a lot of questions and eliminated those fears. Planning to do a lot of canning this summer ... even going to try my good friend's Christmas Pickles which are made with cucumbers and those red hot candies ... AMAZING!!