Four-Berry Spread Recipe
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Four-Berry Spread Recipe

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For a big berry taste, you can't beat this tasty spread. With a flavorful foursome of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, this lovely jam brightens any breakfast. -Marie St. Thomas, Sterling, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES:56 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 7 cups sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 107 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.


  1. Crush berries in a Dutch oven. Stir in pectin; bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat; skim off any foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: about 7 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Four-Berry Spread in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Easy and very tasty!"

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"Too Sweet!"

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"Did I do something wrong? 7 cups of sugar seemed like too much so I only used 4 to start and that was plenty. Also, I only came up with 2 pts. HMMM; still good and will make again with sugar adjustment."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"great taste easy to make and makes a great gift"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I've been making this for several years to give the kids for Christmas..This year I made a mistake and used twice the berries, but the same amount of sugar and pectin. I decided to go ahead and cook it and see what would happen and we liked it much better than the original. Not as sweet and not as thick, yet thick enough to gel. I will be making it this way from now on. The blend of berries is very good and it's easy to make."

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