Easy Berry Jam Recipe At Home In 5 Minutes (No Additional Pectin!)

Holla, all berry lovers! Here’s a yummy, fruity hello to all of you. This quick and easy berry jam recipe is the best for days when you don’t wish to spend hours cooking!

I was super hungry today in the evening and I thought of making something quick and easy. After tossing vegetables and thinking which fruit to gorge on, I saw my bottles full of dried and frozen berries. As soon as I came across the bottles, I thought of flipping the berries into a saucepan with some sugar and lemon and have my tea gorging on a berry-rich jam with vanilla crepes.

And what next? I was in my kitchen, putting the saucepan on the stove, making this super quick, yummy and easy homemade berry jam without any external Pectin.

Now, you may ask, what’s Pectin?

Pectin is an external agent that helps thicken the jam. While one shall feel the want to add pectin to have a thick jam; I suggest you not to. Blueberries and cranberries are naturally blessed with pectin as one of their constituents. Hence, you need no additional agents to thicken the jam.

This berry jam recipe can be best paired with muffins, ice creams, pancakes or even crepes as I did. And if you believe they aren’t healthy for you know that, berries aren’t just for an addition to your main dishes but they also hold a high nutritional value. Berries are rich in fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrients.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the recipe for berry jam that’ll make you scoop the entire batch in one go!

Easy Berry Jam In 5 Minutes!

This berry jam is the easiest way to accompany your boring old pancakes and crepes. Jampacked with all the tanginess and fruitiness from the berries (cranberry and blueberries) this jam shall shoo away to any gloomy day. 

Keyword berries, blueberry, cranberry, crepes, jam, pancakes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Blueberries & Cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar (granulated)
  • Squeezed lemon
  • 1 Pinch Table Salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and start mashing the berries (once soft) using a potato masher. 

  2. Once the berries start releasing the juices, turn the heat to a low medium flame and let the jam simmer. Keep stirring and make sure, it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.

  3. Wait till the mixture thickens. 

  4. Transfer the jam to an airtight container and savour with anything you like. 

Recipe Notes

The jam can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.

Easy? Isn’t it? So, go ahead and make your own batch of fresh berry jam today.

If you make this, share a picture with me on TwitterInstagram or Facebook? I would love to know how it turned out for you!

Until my next post,

Keep travelling and devouring great food!


Cheryl 🙂

A Millennial Wife, Home Chef, and a Work at Home Writer.

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