Last Minute Holiday Gifts - Spiced Berry Jam

by Anja

Still looking for a great homemade gift for your loved ones? Wanna surprise them with some delicious seasonal jam? Nothing easier than that!

My sister's spiced berry jam is my favorite for the winter time. It is so easy to make, yet incorporates all the great seasonal flavors and makes a wonderful gift. In my opinion, a homemade gift made with love is the best gift you can give someone.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!





Ingredients (for about 2-3 jars, depending on their size)

1 lb (500g) frozen berries (a mix of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries works well)
½ lb (250g) preserving sugar 1:2
1-2 tablespoons gingerbread spice mix (if you cannot find it at your store, make your own by mixing ground cinnamon, coriander, star anise, clove and ginger)
1 shot rum (optional)


1. Put berries and sugar into a pot and bring to a boil, add spice (and rum if you like). Let boil for 4 minutes. Stir often to avoid burning.

2. Carefully fill into very clean jars (best are sterilized, but you can also thoroughly wash with hot water). Close jar with the lid and allow to cool upside down before turning back to an upright position.

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