Three-Berry Jam

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Process: 10 min. + standing


9 pints and 1 half-pint

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
I sold jars of this sweet berry jam at craft fairs. It's a wonderful way to preserve summer gems. —Bernadette Colvin, Tomball, Texas


  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
  • 2 packages (1-3/4 ounces each) powdered fruit pectin
  • 7 cups sugar


  1. In a large saucepan, combine berries and lemon juice; crush slightly. Stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  2. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into nine hot pint jars and one hot half-pint jar, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.