Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Found this little gem in an old Woman's Day magazine I had laying around the house. You choose the fruit; strawberries, peaches, blueberries, plums, or whatever other combination you can come up with. 4 pounds of fruit makes about seven half-pints. This isn't exactly a speedy process and requires a lot of stirring so grab a good cookbook to read!


  1. Wash fruit and discard any skin (from peaches or the like).
  2. Cut fruit into pieces no larger than 1 inch each.
  3. In a large heavy-duty saucepan add the sugar and stir over medium heat while the sugar melts and the fruit softens.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly until the jam thickens. this may take an hour or more. Cool, then spoon into very clean jars, cover with clean lids and refrigerate up to 3 weeks.


Most Helpful

A wonderful easy jam. I used frozen blueberries and reduced the recipe to 8 ounces berries and 1/2 cup sugar because I didn't want any left to can. The only thing I did have to do extra was to add about 1 Tble spoon water to get the cooking started. Great jam for my tea party!

Jellyqueen February 07, 2010

This person was also one who cut the recipe in half, & made it with frozen mixed berries! Easy as can be, as long as your stirring hand's in good shape, & we had this not only on toast & pancakes! And, call it what you like ~ It's still good over ice cream! Even gifted a small jar to a neighbor! Definitely a keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday's a Holiday tag]

Sydney Mike February 27, 2010

This couldn't have been easier, and made a lovely jam. I cut the recipe in half, but used a combination of mixed berries. I also was able to freeze extra containers for later use. I am going to enjoy trying this with different fruits. Made for Newest Zaar Tag Game.

JackieOhNo! October 19, 2009

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