Easy Homemade Berry Jam Without Pectin

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Our recipe will help you make a homemade berry jam without pectin that is easy and healthy to make. 

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You will love this simple jelly recipe that has no processed sugar and is easy to make. With just 4 ingredients you can make a yummy jelly that your whole family will love to eat.

My kids love to eat my berry jam without pectin especially my little one who loves her peanuts butter, and jelly sandwiches.

When I tried to find a jelly at the supermarket all I could find were jellies that had a bunch of added sugar, high corn fructose syrup, and many other food additives that I did not want my kids to ingest ever.

a saucepan filled with blueberries and strawberries

I was frustrated with jellies at the supermarket!

So, when making it myself I knew my children wouldn’t have the processed sugary jelly taste you get from the supermarket. Actually, my children love the natural taste of this homemade jelly recipe made from natural fruit.

Berry jam without pectin: Table of Contents

What equipment do I need to make berry jam without pectin?

1. Glass mason jars- These jars are my favorite type of storage and preserve from-scratch food. The 8oz mason jars are the perfect size for this homemade jelly recipe. Mason jars are easy to serialize and use for canning homemade jelly as well.

2. Immersion blender: Depending on how you like your jelly, with more fruit chunks or smother, an immersion blender makes it easier to create a smoother jelly.

3. Large size saucepan– Using this size saucepan will prevent the hot liquid of the fruit from splatting. A good tip is to use a stainless steel or copper pan because both heat quickly and won’t burn the fruit when cooking it to reduce the water in the fruit.

4.   Kitchen spoons: It’s important to use a spoon that’s doesn’t affect the acidity or melt when stirring your hot fruit mixture. Wood spoon or stainless-steel spoon is the best type of large kitchen spoons to help stir your fruit mixture on the stovetop. Also, you a regular size spoon to fit into a jelly jar to help stir the mixture as there as well.

a ball glass jar with blueberry jam inside

What ingredients do I use in this jelly recipe?

1 & ½ cup of blueberries (or half blueberries & strawberries)

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice- (I’ve used lime juice too, works as well)

1 Tbsp Honey (use more if needed, my family likes this amount of honey)

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (used to thicken the fruit to create a jelly consistency)

 Feel free to mix and match fruit when making homemade jelly.  Make this jelly recipe with blueberries and sometimes use strawberries too. You can certainly try out other fruit and gave fun with using different fruit flavors! Ideas of other fruit you can use:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Mangos
  • Peaches

How long does homemade jelly last?

Leave this homemade jelly freshly in your refrigerator for at least 2-4 weeks. Always use personal judgment when food spoils in your fridge, by smell and appearance. If you are canning jelly, you can store it for about 2 years.

Blueberry Jam Without Pectin Video

How to make homemade Jam?

a hand squeezing lemon juice in a saucepan filled with blueberries

1. Add fruit, lemon juice, and honey to a saucepan on medium heat when the fruit is already soft

blueberries cooking in a saucepan

2. Reduce heat if fruit start to boil and let the fruit condense

an immersion blender blending a saucepan filled with berries

3. After the fruit is condensed use an immersion blender to blend the leftover fruit chunks (watch out for splatter, best to use a large saucepan for this purpose)

a spoon in a glass jar filled with blueberry a strawberry jam

4. Pour fruit mixture into a glass jar and add in 1 tbsp of chia seeds & store in fridge 1-2 hours or overnight to thicken the jelly

Is it cheaper to make your jelly?

Considering the quality of the ingredients in jelly, it is cheaper to make your jelly. Your choices for a healthier jelly in the marketplace are very slim to none.

One that I found called Crofter’s, Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread, is one of the only jellies that don’t have processed additives, added sugar, and can range between 3-almost 5 dollars a jar. Overall, homemade berry jam without pectin will be healthier and cheaper to make in the long run.

Easy Homemade Jelly Recipe

You will love this simple jelly recipe that has no processed sugar and is easy to make. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course condiments
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • immersion blender
  • large saucepan
  • stainless steel spoon
  • Wood kitchen spoon
  • Glass jelly jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 &1/2 cups Blueberries  or half blueberries & strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey use more if needed, my family likes this amount of honey
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds  used to thicken the fruit to create a jelly consistency

Instructions
 

  • Place fruit, lemon juice and honey in a saucepan on medium heat
  • Reduce heat if fruit start to boil and let the fruit condense
  • After the fruit is condensed use an immersion blender to blend the leftover fruit chunks (watch out for splatter, best to use a large saucepan for this purpose)
  • pour fruit mixture into a glass jar and add in 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • Place the top on a glass jar and store in fridge 1-2 hours or overnight to thicken jelly
Keyword berry jelly, jelly

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