Easy raspberry jam

  • Vegetarian


500g raspberries
400g jam sugar
Finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon


1. Put the raspberries in a large saucepan and heat gently until they soften and the juices start to run. Press the raspberries with the edge of a wooden spoon to break them up, then stir in the sugar and lemon zest and juice. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.

2 Bring the mixture to the boil and boil for about 5-6 minutes until setting point is reached. To test, place a teaspoon of the jam on a small plate and chill for 2 minutes. The surface should wrinkle when pushed with a finger. If necessary, boil the jam a little longer. If the surface of the jam becomes foamy, skim it off with a slotted spoon.

3. Ladle the jam into steralised jars (see Cook's tip, below), cover with waxed discs and lids. Label and store for up to 12 months.

Cook's tips

Prepare jam jars before you start making the jam. Soak off old labels and wash thoroughly. Sterilise by placing the clean jars in the oven at 150°C, gas mark 2, for 20 minutes.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Makes: 800g

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 129kj/30kcals
Fat trace
Saturated Fat trace
Carbohydrate 7.5g
Sugars 7.5g
Salt trace

0.2g fibre 0.1g protein

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This recipe was first published in Wed May 28 11:45:44 BST 2014.