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Berry Refrigerator Jam Recipe

Making Berry Refrigerator Jam at home is easy, it is made of two ingredients only, the berries and sugar, you can control how much you make, and is a great way to use the berries instead of it going bad. Follow the steps below to make a great tasting homemade Berry jam which will be ready to consume the same day without any hustle.

Berry refrigerator jam in a jam jar.

How to make Berry refrigerator jam?

The recipe for Berry jam is no different than my Strawberry fridge jam except I’m not using lemon here.

  • Use fresh blueberries and raspberries. You can try the frozen, but the jam tastes better when you use fresh
  • No brown sugar, use white sugar, fine or granulated it won’t make a difference.
  • Place the berries and the sugar in a pan and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • The berries will release their juices and then place the pan over the stove.
  • Cook on medium high heat and keep stirring to prevent the jam from burning.
  • The jam will foam and get darker, but that means your jam process is going well. If you don’t like few chunks of fruit in your jam, then use the potato masher while the jam is cooking to mash the fruit, but if you are like me then keep stirring the jam until it is ready and you will have a delicious jam with few chunks of fruit.

In the recipe, I also explain how to prepare the jam jar.

Berry jam spread over a toast.

Overcooking Berry refrigerator jam.

It is common to overcook the jam, and if you do, you will end with a thick jam that’s hard to spread. Don’t worry, before using the jam you can either leave it out of the fridge for few minutes or warm it up in the microwave for few seconds before using it; it will still have a great taste.

The only time when you have to get rid of an overcooked jam is when it gets very dark and the smell changes from fruity to burning caramel.

Close up shot of berry refrigerator jam.
Close up image of berry jam freshly made and in a jar.

How to store refrigerator jam

You can store the jam in a glass container made for storing jam but always keep it in the fridge. Quick jams can last up to 3 weeks in the fridge. I advise that you make a small batch but if you have some jam left and need to use it before it goes bad then add it between the layers of a cake, and in cookies like my Peanut Butter Melt in Your Mouth cookies.

Feature image of berry fridge jam.

Berry Refrigerator Jam Recipe

Spreadable and delicious berry refrigerator jam, make the jam at home in an easy way and enjoy it the same day.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Berry Refrigerator Jam Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 ½ cup white sugar


  • Glass jar with a lid



  • Boil the water in a large pan. Place the glass jar in the boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove the jar using clean tongues. Turn off the heat and place the lid in hot water (not boiling water) for 4 to 5 minutes and then remove with clean tongues.
  • Place a plate in the freezer for a few minutes. Make sure that you are using a plate that can stand the low temp in the freezer and won’t break. You will use this plate to check if the jam is ready.


  • In a saucepan, add all the ingredients and mix, then place on the stove and stir on medium-high heat.
  • The mixture will bubble and foam, keep on stirring to prevent the juices and sugar from burning.
  • The jam will get darker, and this is the time to check if your jam is ready.
  • Take a tablespoon from the hot jam and pour on the chilled plate. Run your finger through the middle of the jam which you just poured in the plate. You should have a clear line, and both sides of the jam shouldn’t be running or meeting in the center.
  • Turn off the stove and place the hot jam in the jar (make sure that the jar is not cold, or it might break when pouring in the hot jam.) Do not cover the jar. Let the jam come to room temperature.
  • Close the jar with the lid and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.


Calories: 57kcal
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Berry jam spread over bread and showing few blueberries.


  1. Wow that is a very simple yet yummy looking recipe for Berry Jam! Darcee loves blueberries and raspberries so we may have to try and make this at home. I guess it can work for any type of berries too. I remember making jam with my grandparents when we were kids from the fresh strawberries I had to pic from their garden. It was always so yummy on bagels!

  2. looks pretty cool! definitely want to try it!

  3. Well detailed and easy to make. I didn’t even know it could get overcooked. Thanks for this.

  4. Always thought jam was a hard process to make at home so thanks fir this, I usually turn soft berries into smoothies but I’ll try this recipe soon!

  5. I love jams . There is no breakfast without a jam. Thank you for a recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    It seems easy to make! I am excited to try jam recipe at home.

  7. 5 stars
    I always wanted to make jam at home…….. thank you so much for sharing this really easy recipe 🙂

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