Raspberry Skillet Jam

May 13 2014

by Tamara Eckles

Berries are my favorite fruits so I love when they are in season. What better way to use fresh berries than to make this easy raspberry skillet jam! One of the highlights of this recipe, besides being made in a skillet, is that I didn’t have to use pectin. I searched the internet to find a way to make jam congeal without pectin and stumbled upon these two recipes here and here. I did somewhat of a mash-up between the two recipes to come up with the recipe below. One of the facts I learned while researching this recipe was that lemon rind naturally has pectin in it. Who knew? I didn’t. LOL!

If you are not a fan of raspberries, you can definitely use strawberries since they are in season now. Whatever berry you decide to use, I’m sure your jam will turn out great!

Raspberry Skillet Jam

Juice of one lemon (keep the rind to add to the berry mixture)
1 cup of sugar
12 oz fresh raspberries
Small Jar
Potato masher or fork for mashing the berries

Rinse your berries then place them in your skillet. Add the sugar and lemon juice. On medium-high heat cook the berries, sugar and lemon juice until they reach a boil, about 5 minutes. While cooking mash the berries with your potato masher or large fork. Once the mixture begins to boil reduce the heat to medium heat, add the lemon rind and cook until the mixture begins to thicken, about 15 minutes stirring the entire time. Once the thickening occurs, remove from the heat then immediately at to your clean jar. Seal the jar, then refrigerate until set. Enjoy!


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Tamara Eckles is a dessert enthusiast who has a love for dessert and business plain and simple. Tamara married her love of desserts which includes 20 years of baking experience and her love of entrepreneurship to start her popular media company, Jem of the South, the place where you “Discover Something Sweet”. Jem of the South is the home of Jem Radio, a monthly on-line radio show highlighting small business owners in the dessert industry, Rare Jems TV and Jem of the South Events and Workshops. She is also the author of the e-book ” 7 Sweet Recipes for Dessert Business Success” as well as two dessert guides. Tamara is becoming a go to resource for discovering sweet dessert businesses and dessert trends. Join her on her mission as she “Discovers Something Sweet!”.

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