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

5 5

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.

5 5

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]

5 5

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]