Berry Jam Recipe

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I only use raw cane sugar, preserving sugar or other industrial stuff for my jam, it doesn’t get in my glass.

My jam has a shelf life of about 8 weeks in the refrigerator, tastes sweet and sour and pleases the eye. 

I wish you good success with the following step by step instructions!

1. Recipe Berry Jam

Berry Jam

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 3
Calories 389
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 45 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing jam from berry fruits without preserving sugar.

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Berry Jam Recipe Image
Berry Jam Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


15 g butter
1 pc Apple
200 g brown cane sugar
500 g Raspberries (fresh or frozen) (or mixed berry fruits)
1 pc vanilla beans
some cinnamon
some lemon abrasion (or lime abrasion)
some orange abrasion


Cut an apple.
Prepare and cut the apple for the strudel. You can use peeled or unpeeled apples for the strudel.

Prepare Jam

Melt the butter in a saucepan or wok and sauté the chopped apple pieces briefly until translucent.

photos of berries-mix-marmalade-ingredients
Berry fruit preparing.

Add Sugar

Add the sugar and caramelise lightly. Add the berries and bring to the boil.

Pulp from a vanilla pod
The pulp is scraped from vanilla pods

Supplement spices

Add the scraped vanilla pod and vanilla puree, a little cinnamon, the citrus fruits.

hommeade berry fruit spread jam step photo
Berry Fruit Jam while cooking.

Cooking jam

Simmer for about 30 minutes.

berry fruit jam Recipe Image
Berry Fruit Jam Recipe Image


Fill berry fruit jam fruit spread into glasses and let cool in the refrigerator.


2. Nutritional Values

3. Make Berry Jam Without Preserving Sugar Yourself

I always add at least one apple to my berries.

The pectin from the apple ensures good binding of the jam.

The apricot jam recipe you can find on another site.

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Apple pieces cut for the berries mix jam food picture © Thomas Sixt

Some peel of orange and lime brings with the vanilla pod a fine aroma in the fruity spread. 

I don’t like the preserving sugar, so I can just as well buy finished jam.

Therefore only brown raw cane sugar comes into my fruit spread, into my berry mix.

On 500 g of fruit I take about 250 g of sugar.

This is sufficient for a shelf life of 4-8 weeks and the jam does not taste too sweet.

Vanilla pod, citrus rub and fruit smear when boiling. Food picture © Thomas Sixt

4. How To Prepare Berry Jam With Frozen Fruits

I was lucky and got some fresh raspberries.

You can also prepare the berry jam with frozen berries.

Use mixed berries, then add plenty of flavor and color to your homemade fruit spread.

This fruit spread is prepared in 35 minutes.

Time Tip From Chef Thomas Sixt

Put all the ingredients in a pot or a large wok.

Bring everything to the boil at high heat and let the berry mix simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Powerful colours, great aromas, this berry mix spread is a dream! Food picture © Thomas Sixt

You could mix the freshly boiled berry jam now, but I’m leaving it today because I like the pieces of fruit in the jam.

I now fill the berry marmalade hot into glasses and close them. Then it’s off to the fridge.

Delicious filled berry mix in a glass.
Delicious filled berry mix in a glass. Photographed in portrait format.

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