Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

When you've been berry picking and have a surfeit of fresh berries on hand, refrigerator jam is a great option! All of the jam flavor but no fuss!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1) Combine all of the ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl. Make sure the bowl is large enough; the berries/sugar shouldn't fill more than 1/3 of the bowl, as they'll bubble up quite a bit as they cook.
  2. 2) Cook the berries for 5 minutes in the microwave.
  3. 3) Remove the bowl from the microwave, stir the berries, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. 4) Remove the bowl from the microwave, and stir thoroughly. If the mixture hasn't become sauce-like and slightly syrupy, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. 5) Stir to combine any liquid, and refrigerate. The jam will thicken as it cools.


Most Helpful

I think You need a BIG bowl for this one, it bubbles goes WAY UP AND OVER THE TOP. But it very good, a keeper Thank you Grpa DID PAM GET ON THIS! He He He He UPDATE 11/13/13 She GOT YOU Ha Ha Ha<br/>What I did was<br/>Puree blueberries in blender or food processor.<br/>Place in a 12-cup microwave-safe dish with sugar and cinnamon.<br/>Stir.<br/>Microwave on High, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes -- until mixture comes to a full roiling boil and boils for one full minute.<br/>Stir well once during cooking.<br/>Remove from microwave and pour into sterilized jars.<br/>Cover and refrigerate.<br/>Keeps well for at least two weeks.<br/>You do like to play people mind !!

CHEF GRPA November 13, 2013

Awesome jam - I used blueberries. The only problem is I made a half a recipe - should have made the whole one as it will be gone too soon. Made for Pammyowl's Cookathon.

Connie Lea November 13, 2013

Delicious strawberry jam! This recipe is super easy, but I've just got to add another warning about using a big bowl. I used a 6-inch wide bowl that is about 4 inches deep. That was definitely not enough. Before I knew it there was strawberry syrup everywhere in the microwave. It smells delish, but was a huge mess. LOL I couldn't cook for more than 45 seconds before it overflowed, so I cut the power down to 50% and then cooked it a little bit longer each time. I will definitely be making this again. It is delicious on pancakes, toast and today we used it for Pammy's recipe #504210. Made and enjoyed for the Cookathon in Pammy's memory.

**Tinkerbell** November 15, 2013

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