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wild black raspberry jam

Wild Black Raspberry Jam

Barbi Gardiner
Wild black raspberry jam is an easy way to preserve this delicious summer fruit. This is the easiest no pectin wild black raspberry jam recipe that only requires three ingredients: raspberries, sugar and lemon juice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Canning Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine American


  • medium sized sauce pan
  • large spoon for stirring and mashing
  • 4 oz. canning jars
  • water bath canner, deep dutch oven, or stainless steel pot


  • 4 cups black raspberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice


  • Place black raspberries, sugar and lemon juice into a medium sized saucepan. Make sure there's plenty of room in the pan to prevent it from bubbling over- the liquid will get quite bubbly.
  • Cook the raspberries on medium heat until they have released their juices. Use a spoon to crush the raspberries against the pan as you stir.
  • Once the berries have released their juices, turn the heat up to high and boil rapidly.
  • Thicken the jam by continuing to boil for around 8-10 minutes or until your jam reaches gel stage (see notes below).
  • Once the jam reaches gel stage, remove from heat immediately and fill jam jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  • If using immediatly, you can store in the refrigerator , or if canning, process in a water bath canner for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn off the heat and leave the jars in the water for an additional 5 minutes before removing to help prevent liquid in the jar being forced out by improper cool-down procedure.
  • Allow the jars to cool completely. Check that jars have sealed properly and store for up to a year.


* Gel Phase Freezer Test - Pour a small amount of boiling jelly on a plate, and put it in the freezing compartment of a refrigerator for a few minutes. If the mixture gels, it should be done. During this test, the rest of the jelly mixture should be removed from the heat.
**This recipe can be halved with good results.
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