Homemade Berry Jam
Raise your hand if you love the childhood classic – PBJ toast. Homemade jam is far better than anything you can buy in the store. You can make sure you pick the best berries and use only best ingredients.
12 oz mixed berries (you can use fresh or frozen). I used a mix of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries
1 cup natural cane sugar or natural coconut sugar. (I recommend to stay away from white processed sugar)
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice (from fresh lemon)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (please make sure to wash the lemon really well)
In a medium-large sauce pan, combine berries and sugar and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and add salt, lemon juice and lemon zest and let is simmer for approximately 30min. If the fruit is not breaking down on its own, you can use a potato masher to break the fruit, if you don’t like chunky jam. If you like chunky jam, you can skip this step.
After 30min of simmer, the jam should be “runny” but it will thicken once it cools down. It should coat a spatula. Remove the jam from the heat and pour into a clean glass jar. Cap it and let ii cool completely. Store in the fridge up to 3 weeks.
Serve it on your PBJ toast and enjoy.