Homemade jam is one of my favorite things to do at the end of summer. I love all the yummy berries that I can find for a great deal this time of year. Plus the timing couldn’t be better. We just used our last jar of jam from last years batch of homemade jam. I don’t know about you, but I just prefer homemade jam over store bought. And it really isn’t too hard to make. A lot of people make freezer jam because it’s pretty easy. I make freezer jam, but if I have a little extra time, I like making jam that I can store on my pantry shelf. This strawberry raspberry jam recipe is the kind of jam you can keep on your pantry shelf. No need to make room for it in your freezer.
When I was out buying supplies for making jam, I saw these green lids and knew I wanted to use them for my strawberry raspberry jam jars. I thought it would be fun to make my jars look like strawberries. Especially since I usually end up gifting half of my jam away. Homemade jam is one of my favorite things to give as a gift. I created these strawberry stems so you can print them off and attach them to your jam jars too.
I just used double sided tape to attach it to the tops of my jars. It just gives it a little character and fun!
You can download the strawberry stems using the link below:
- 3 cups strawberry fruit puree
- 3 cups raspberry fruit puree (with or without the seeds)
- 1 small package strawberry jello
- 2 TBL lemon juice
- 6 oz can pineapple juice
- 3 cups sugar
- ⅓ cup clear gel
- In a big pot, mix together fruit purees, lemon juice and pineapple juice.
- In a bowl, mix together sugar, jello, and clear gel.
- Add dry ingredients to pot with fruit.
- Turn heat to medium high.
- Mix really well breaking up all the sugar, you can use a wish if needed.
- Cook on a slow boil (not rolling boil) for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer jam into clean HOT jars.
- Boil lids for 1 minute in hot water and place on jars with a sealing ring.
- Turn jars upside down for 10 minutes.
- Turn right side up and wait for the "pop" which means it's sealed (about 1 hour after)
I have shared many jam recipes and I love each one. I love mixing different fruits together to create new flavors. I do have a recipe for strawberry jam and a full tutorial on my jam making process if you want to see how it is done.
I love this flavor combination. The strawberries and raspberries together are the perfect amount of sweet and tart. It’s second only to my peach raspberry jam recipe. In my humble opinion. 🙂
What are some of your favorite jam flavors? Maybe I will tackle those next!