6-Minute Raspberry Jam (With Variations)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 mins

You won't need a heavy saucepan, Mason jar, pectin, or paraffin to make these flavorful jams. Packed with chunks of fruit, they're a snap to make 0 with a little help from your microwave. Although these quick jams are made in small quantities, the mixture does bubble up in the microwave, so be sure to use a 6-cup bowl. Also, remember that doubling or tripling a microwave recipe changes the cooking time significantly. Once you've whipped up some jam, transfer it to a covered small container.. Refrigerated, it will keep for several weeks.


  1. Mix berries and sugar in 6-cup microwave-proof bowl. Microwave uncovered on HIGH 6 minutes. Let cool slightly. Transfer to jar and refrigerate covered.
  2. For Blueberry Jam: puree 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries and mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 3/4 cup).
  3. For Peach Jam: pit and coarsely puree 2 medium or 3 small ripe peaches (about 12 oz.); mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 1-1/4 cups).
  4. For Strawberry Jam: coarsely puree 1-1/2 cups hulled fresh strawberries; mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 1-1/4 cups).
  5. For Blackberry Jam: puree 1-3/4 cups fresh blackberries; mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 2/3 cup).
  6. For Citrus Marmalade: quarter, seed, and coarsely puree 1 each medium lemon and lime; mix with 3/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 1-1/2 cups).
Most Helpful

Wow this really is the best thing since sliced bread! There are lots of things to love about this recipe, it tasty great, it's easy, it makes just over a cup and has lots of yummy variations. I made strawberry and am looking forward to trying the other flavors. Thanks so much for the post.

Debbwl August 25, 2011

This makes a nice tasting, tart jam. And it comes together very FAST! I didn't strain out the raspberry seeds as I had this on wheat toast and it was fine that way. But if using as a sauce for ice cream, I would probably go the extra mile and strain out the seeds. Thank you, JackieOhNo! [Made for the All You Can Cook Buffet special]

averybird August 07, 2011

Great tasting jam/spread/sauce, whatever you want to call it & however you want to use it! So easy & wonderful! Definitely keeping this around so I can make some of the other variations, too! [Tagged, made & reviewed for the Summer Salad & Berry Recipe Challange]

Sydney Mike May 24, 2008