Microwave Raspberry Jam

Preparation and cooking time:

25 Minutes


about 700g (11lb)


  • 500g (1lb 2oz) raspberries or other berries (or a mixture)
  • 3tbsp lemon juice
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) granulated sugar

Because this quick and easy jam is cooked in a jug, it’s perfect if you want a small quantity

1. Method

Wash the fruit and place in a large microwave jug with the lemon juice. Cook on full power for 4 minutes or until the fruit is soft – the time this takes will vary according to the power of the your microwave. (The time given is for an 800w or E rated microwave.) Stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Cook, stirring every 3 minutes and removing any scum, until the jam sets when a little is placed on a chilled saucer. This will take about 16-20 minutes.

Leave to stand for 5 minutes then pour into warm sterilised jars. Seal and cool before labelling and storing for up to a year. Once opened, refrigerate and eat in 3-4 weeks.

Recipe from Daily Mail Booklet “How to Make Jam”

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