Making Jams at home gives me deep satisfaction. The absence of lots of preservatives and unwanted sugar sort of makes up for the few min of hard work in the kitchen. The fact that I know exactly what goes into my mouth every morning gives me an utter relief.

I have been making Jams for a while now and my last supply of strawberry Jam got over yday. So time to make some more I thought. Happened to see some v fresh raspeberries in the market and jus knew what to make out of them.

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  • Prep time:
  • about 3 cups raspberries
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cup brown sugar ( I am quite happy with 1 cup but if you like it sweeter 1/4 - 1/2 cup extra)
  • 3-4 oranges
  • Juice of one lemon

Place the fresh Raspberries in a saucepan in low heat.


Meanwhile preheat the oven to 240F and spread out the brown sugar in a pan and heat for 5-10min. Warm sugar dissolves much quickly.


Squeeze the oranges to make 1 - 1/4 cup of orange juice.


Add the lemon and orange juice along with the berries and increase the flame to high. Mash the berries with a potato masher.


Keep heating till it comes to a boil about a min and add the sugar.


Keep striing occasionally and keep on med-high heat till it gets to a gel like consistancy - about 20-30min. The Jam is done when the the juice is v thick when you dip a metal spoon in the fruit and lift to see a thick not-runny consistancy.


Store it in your fridge in an air tight bottle and njoy with your bread.

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By Anusha on Oct 10, 2013

Hi DK... M in luv with all ur look great.. D thing was, can I use cranberries in place of raspberry...? Do I have to add more sugar as it all b more sour compared to raspberry...?

Yes you can. I would suggest using a combo of apple and cranberry cos the sweetness from apple also helps to lessen the sourness from the cranberries. That way, you won't have to use a whole lot of sugar either. I havent tried it with brown sugar though. Use regular sugar, if making for the first time and also replace orange with lemon :). --DK

By Sana on Nov 3, 2009

Hi i tried the jam it was deliciousif course bt my colour wasnt as nicw as ur jam it was darker

By Sana on Oct 23, 2009

Hi is it okay if i use store bought orange juice? Or do i have to squeeze out fresh juice

Yes of course you can - but its always better fresh won't you agree ;) -- DK

By DK on May 6, 2008

Thanks Dee :)

Hey Siri - It easily comes for a month for me..Dunno about more than that since it doesnt last that long in our house..we lap it up fast. But make less qty jus to be safe

Thanks sowmya,Divya ,TBC ( blush)(blush),Uma, pearoffest, rose,EC,festplatte datenrettung ,Pravs,Lisa, madhavi,Johanna,notyet100,giz and sandeepa

Hi Jaya, No its not necc to add brown sugar. U can use White. I se brown for healthier reasons :)

Hi Arundati, Thanks :) and yes this works with strawberry too although I am not sure abt grapes not having tried one myself. But when I do, i will surely update :)

By Sandeepa on May 5, 2008

The jam looks fabulous and your step-by step pics are just lovely

By giz on May 4, 2008

Nice entry to Putting it Up - I especially love that you use so much less sugar. The sugar content is what always stopped me from making my own but this I can handle. Tagged. Love it.

By notyet100 on May 4, 2008

wow...feel like preparing,..

By Johanna on May 3, 2008

looks delcious - reminds me that jam is such a great way to preserve raspberries and keep on enjoying their wonderful flavour and colour - I just wish they were still in season here and I would probably run out and make some!

By Madhavi on May 3, 2008

Wonderful entry, jam looks awesome!!thanxx for sharing.

By Lisa on May 3, 2008

I really must make my own jam at some point. My mom used to make the most amazing jam. The store bought variety simply does not compare. This recipe sounds like a winner and as usual, your pictures are just lovely.

By Pravs on May 3, 2008

i totally agree with you with the satisfaction you get making home made jam with no pectin and loaded sugar. Looks so nice. I have blogged raspberry jam too.

By festplatte datenrettung on May 3, 2008

Thanks for great making instruction of strawberry Jam with picture.I am going to make it.

By easycrafts on May 3, 2008

Lovely color of the jam

By Arundathi on May 3, 2008

DK - that was fabulous! Never knew how to make jam and this step-by-step was amazing! thanks!!
does this also work the same way with strawberries? or grapes? we don't get raspberries, but i'd love to make some grape jam!

By Rose on May 3, 2008

A wonderful jam to submit to the event- thanks so much for your participation!

By Pearlsofeast on May 3, 2008

DK , this jam looks great, I made last week but the idea of using brown sugar and orange sounds wonderful.I want to try ur version soon!!!!!!

We also enjoy our home made jams free our preservatives!.

By Jaya on May 3, 2008

oh Wow ! looks yum DK ...
Home Made foods always gives immense pleasure ..
is it necessary to add brown sugar , can we add white sugar in place of brown ones....
hugs and smiles

By Uma on May 2, 2008

looks so good. Nice entry.

By TBC on May 2, 2008

Wow! is there anything you don't make?! :D

By Divya Vikram on May 2, 2008

nice u made these at raspberry preserves..nic pics too dhivya...

By sowmya on May 2, 2008

looks good...i agree with you that making jam at home gives you satisfaction...

By Siri on May 2, 2008

one quick question though - for how many days does this jam stay fresh?? (if refrigerated!..:D)

By Siri on May 2, 2008

the jam looks gorgeous Dhivi, lovely color :D.. I always admired you for posting step-by-step pics, and especially for this post, I found it v.v.v useful..:D


By Dee on May 2, 2008

Thanks for the entry DK,the jam looks yummy!! Yours is the first entry!!!