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raspberry jam in a glass jar with fresh raspberries, bread, and a jar of raspberries in the background

Homemade Raspberry Jam

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 12 minutes
Author: Traci
Delicious and super easy to make! This Homemade Raspberry Jam is the perfect topping for all your favorite breakfast foods or desserts.


  • 2 cups raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  • Place raspberries in a glass bowl and cover with sugar.
  • Stir gently until sugar is incorporated with raspberries.
  • Let stand 2-3 hours, stirring gently every 15-20 minutes, until juicy.
  • Place in a saucepan and add lemon juice.
  • Cook over medium low heat for about 10 minutes, until syrup starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat.


  • If you don't have access to fresh raspberries, you can use frozen ones. Just make sure to thaw them!
  • You can use store-bought lemon juice.
Expert Tips
  • If you're like us and tend to forget things, you can leave these raspberries macerating overnight if it becomes too late to cook.
  • You can strain the seeds out if you want, but you will most likely end up with much less jam.
  • Overcooked the jam? No problem! You can add a few Tablespoons of water to loosen it.
  • This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free!
  • It's best to store the jam in the fridge.


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g