Easy Homemade Jam

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Whether you are preparing a large or small batch, my Easy Homemade Jam recipe is for you!  Three ingredients and no water canning method needed to keep your pantry stocked with jam all year round!
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  • 4 cups fruit, roughly chopped
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Toss all ingredients in a medium-sized, deep sauce pan and turn the heat to medium until the mixture begins to bubble.  Then, reduce the heat to simmer and stir.
  • Allow mixture to cook and the fruit/berries to naturally break down.  Be sure to stir every 20 minutes or so, even more frequently when the jam begins to thicken.
  • When the jam has reached the consistency you desire, carefully pour hot jam into clean and sterile mason jars.
  • Being sure the rim of the jar is clean and jam-free, wipe the lid with a damp cloth, place on the seal and tighten the lid until a slight resistance is met.
  • Carefully place the jar on a kitchen towel where the jar will not be disturbed for twelve hours.
  • Once the jam begins to cool, the seal will create a popping sound, assuring you that the jar is sealed.
  • Refrigerate for immediate use or store in a cool dry place for up to six months.


It is very important to use a clean and sterile jar if you plan to preserve this jam for future consumption.
One tablespoon equals one serving.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg