Easy Honey-Sweetened Mixed Berry Jam {without Pectin}

This Easy Honey-Sweetened Mixed Berry Jam {without Pectin} is made using only 3 ingredients. Sweetened naturally with honey and made using frozen berries with a little lemon juice it makes for a perfect spread on just about anything.

Easy Honey-Sweetened Mixed Berry Jam {without Pectin} jarred and ready to serve.

There is something about this easy honey-sweetened mixed berry jam {without pectin} that is so tasty. It pairs great on toast, fresh biscuits, crackers, and more.

If you are looking for another easy jam recipe try this Easy Honey-Sweetened Peach Jam.

One thing I like about making my own jam is that I know exactly what is in it. This 3-ingredient jam recipe sweetened with honey, is a great healthy alternative to store-bought jam.

Making jam from frozen berries is so easy to do, and saves a lot of time in the kitchen. This also means you can make this jam whenever you want to, you just have to get your berries from the freezer.

Ingredients needed to make honey sweetened mixed berry jam.

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INGREDIENTS

When it comes to making this mixed berry jam from frozen berries here is what you will need:

  • Frozen Mixed Berries: To simplify this recipe, I used frozen mixed berries instead of fresh. I also like the added juices that come from frozen fruit.
  • Honey: To keep this recipe sweetened, but naturally, I went with honey. Honey also helps bind the ingredients together because of its stickiness so you don’t need to use pectin for this recipe.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice helps balance out the sweetness from both the berries and honey. This ingredient also helps thicken this jam from frozen mixed berries as it contains pectin.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a large boiling pot.
all ingredients for mixed berry jam with honey and lemon juice (no pectin) in a pot ready to be boiled.
  • Bring mixture to a boil on medium-high heat. Once boiling reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring continuously using a potato masher to prevent the jam from burning on.
  • After 15 minutes, remove from heat, mash with a potato masher, and let stand for 10 minutes (the jam will thicken as it sits).
Masing the jam into finer bits using a potato masher.
  • Wash and prepare a large mason jar.
  • Preheat the oven to 250F and place the glass jar, not the lids, in the oven for 10 minutes to heat up. Remove the jar from the oven carefully using an oven-safe glove with a good grip.
  • Allow the jam to cool for 20 minutes. Carefully fill the large mason jar to almost full and place the lid on tightly.
Jam in a large mason jar ready to be sealed.
  • After about an hour you will hear a popping noise, that is the lid sealing to the jar.
  • Let the jarred jam sit for 4-5 hours or overnight to allow the bottle to self-seal.
Jam with a lid, ready to be self-sealed.

STORAGE TIPS

This healthy mixed berry jam recipe is best stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 months, as long as the jars are properly cleaned and sterilized beforehand.

mixed berry jam with honey being spread on a piece of toast.

KITCHEN TOOLS NEEDED

mixed berry jam on toast, ready to eat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S)

Can you make jam with fruit that has been frozen?

Yes, you can! It is a great option when it comes to making jam as the fruits are picked at peak ripeness and then immediately frozen. Meaning it benefits in both flavour and nutritional value.

Does lemon juice thicken jam?

Lemon juice actually contains pectin, meaning it helps thicken jam. Lemon juice helps give jam that gel-like consistency due to the pectin found in this fruit.

OTHER RECIPES TO TRY

mixed berry jam spread on toast.

Easy Honey-Sweetened Mixed Berry Jam {without Pectin}

Sweetened naturally with honey and only three ingredients, this mixed berry jam recipe is healthier than most store-bought jams and made without pectin, making this an easy homemade jam recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 1 jar, large
Calories: 24kcal
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Ingredients  

  • 1 600 g mixed berry fruit frozen
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large boiling pot.
  • Bring mixture to a boil on medium-high heat. Once boiling reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring continuously using a potato masher to prevent the jam from burning on.
  • After 15 minutes, remove from heat, mash with a potato masher, and let stand for 20 minutes (the jam will thicken as it sits and cool a little for safer handling).
  • Wash and prepare one large mason jar.
  • Preheat the oven to 250F and place the glass jar, not the lid, in the oven for 10 minutes to heat up. Remove the jar from the oven carefully using an oven safe glove with agood grip.
  • Carefully, using a heat safe mitt, fill the hot jar to almost full and place the lid on tightly.
  • After about an hour you will hear a popping noise, that is the lid sealing to the jar.
  • Let the jarred jam sit for 4-5 hours or overnight to allow bottles to self-seal, and cool to room temperature before refrigerating.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES
As the jam simmers some of the mixtures may splatter, take caution of this and reduce the heat a little more so that the jam is still simmering but not splatting.
It is also important to note that this small batch of mixed berry jam recipe will continue to thicken as it cools.
EXPERT TIPS
Mashing: Make sure you mash the mixture with a potato masher, mashing the jam mixture like “you are in it to win it”. MASH it, baby! No, seriously, mash it to the best that you can. This may take a few minutes but it is a very important step.
Simmer: Once you get to the simmering process, it is very important that this jam made with frozen berries is bubbling as it cooks together. 
Clean Mason Jars: It is very important that you wash, rinse, and dry your jars, and heat them in the oven at 250F for 10 minutes. This will help the jarred jam seal and maintain freshness.
How to Fill Jam Jars: Once your jam is ready for the jar, carefully ladle in a little at a time until the jar is almost full.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy homemade jam, homemade jam, jam, preserving

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg
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