Homemade Jam

Homemade jam tastes amazing, it's easy to make, and it's cheaper than buying the expensive stuff in the supermarket.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: British
Servings: 50 servings (at least)
Calories: 60kcal


  • 300 g fruit of your choice peeled/de-seeded if necessary
  • 300 g caster sugar


  • Put a small plate in the freezer before you start!
  • Put fruit and sugar into a pot, make sure there is plenty of room in the pot.
  • Gently heat the mixture, allowing the fruit juices and sugar to slowly dissolve.
  • When the mixture is runny, increase heat to a rolling boil for around 5 minutes.
  • Make sure the mixture doesn't overflow as its a pain to clean up!
  • After 5 minutes reduce the heat so that the mixture stays warm and not simmering.
  • Take the plate out of the freezer, and using a spoon drop a little of the mixture onto the plate.
  • If the drop of jam runs when the plate is held vertically, return to the boil for a minute and repeat. If it doesn't run, remove from heat.
  • The jam should allowed to cool naturally before placing into jars.
  • Homemade jam could last up to *3 months in the fridge.
  • *Any jam I have made has never lasted that long!


Just a little technical note.
All fruit contains pectin (a type of sugar), but in varying levels.
Depending on the fruit you are using will determine how much your jam "sets".
The higher the pectin content to more the jam will set.

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