Make your next batch of jam in your instant pot without using any pectin! Pressure cooking jam is quick, easy and contains an extra touch of flavorful magic. Enjoy this delicious jam spread over toast, bagels, English muffins or use it to make your next peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
Where did this notion come from that jam is difficult to make? Because it's not! Did you know that it's actually ridiculously easy to make? I'm talking, mere minutes of cooking time and just a couple of ingredients?
Mixed Berry Jam is my favorite type of jam because intermingling berries are just the best. We always have berries spilling out of our fridge in the summer and I love being able to throw varying kinds of berries into jam. And I know you know I'm about to say this (because I'm such an Instant Pot fanatic), but Instant Pot Mixed Berry Jam? THE BEST. Better than the rest.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL TO SEE HOW TO MAKE BERRY JAM IN YOUR INSTANT POT!
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT MIXED BERRY JAM
A simple recipe without preservatives for making homemade jam that will be enjoyed all year!
Combine the following ingredients in an Instant Pot and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes:
4 cups mixed fresh or frozen berries
2 cups granulated sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 2 minutes on manual high pressure (use the pressure cook setting). It will take the pressure cooker around 17 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
When cooking is done, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes then do a quick release.
Remove the cover and set to saute function. Bring mixture to a boil and let cook for 15-20 minutes (stir often) to thicken jam. Remove the pan from heat and let cool. Pour into mason jars and store in the fridge.
RECIPE TIPS: MAKE THIS THE BEST INSTANT POT JAM EVER!
You can use any combination of blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries as long as the total does not exceed 4 cups.
If you are using strawberries, be sure to hull, quarter and rinse them. All other berries can simply be rinsed.
Don’t skip letting the berry mixture sit once you’ve added the lemon and sugar. This allows the fruit to begin breaking down and it brings out the juices to make your delicious jam.
Use fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe, but fresh is best whenever possible.
Enjoy this delicious jam spread over toast, bagels, English muffins or use it to make your next peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or use it as a topping on your next bowl of ice cream!
Pour the jam into mason jars when the mixture is hot and immediately seal the lids. This will ensure a good seal.
Store in the fridge for 4-6 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
This jam recipe is pectin free and gluten free!
OTHER YUMMY JAM RECIPES
I love exploring making all my own jams for my family. Using the Instant Pot is so nice but you aren’t limited to making jam this way. Check out a few of my other favorite jam recipes:
JAM VS JELLY - THE DIFFERENCE
Do you interchange the words jam and jelly without realizing there’s a difference? If you look at the grocery store wall of jams and jellies there are differences that you want to know about so you can select your favorite condiment for peanut butter and jelly or for topping your toast.
Jam is a chunky thick spread that uses the juice of the the fruit along with the crushed and pureed pieces in the mixture. That leaves jelly which is using the fruit to create your fruit spread but straining out all the solid pieces so you’re left with a sweet, clear spread made by boiling the juice into a thick sauce.
TRY ONE OF THESE OTHER HOMEMADE SAUCES
Easy Blueberry Sauce - Blueberry Sauce is super easy to make and goes great on pancakes, waffles or works great as a pie filling!
Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce - You’ll enjoy spoonfuls of this gooey homemade chocolate fudge sauce perfect for summer treats!
Apple Butter - This tasty Homemade Apple Butter Recipe is worth the wait! After you enjoy picking your favorite assortment of sweet and tart apples, you can add just a few spices to the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer. Not to be confused with butter, it’s awesome to spread on everything (like butter)!
Salted Caramel Sauce - There's just 4 ingredients needed to make your own Salted Caramel sauce. It's easy to do and you'll be glad you know how to make it yourself because this recipe has so many uses - top or fill your next batch of baked goods with this delicious, irresistible sauce.
Crockpot Applesauce - Homemade applesauce is fun to make and better than the store stuff! Plus it's the perfect fall treat. Let your slow cooker do the work so kids and adults alike can have a healthy snack!