Mixed Berry Freezer Jam 6

Sometimes in the kitchen I find I make things for the simple fact that I can. It’s been ages since I’ve even thought of freezer jam, let alone making it, then one day while shopping I came across ‘Freezer Jam Pectin’ from Bernardin. The picture on the packet was a very appetizing bagel with cream cheese & jam (Yum!) which had me partway sold. After putting on my reading glasses I saw four magic words that sealed the deal.

Simply crush, stir & freeze.


Mixed berry freezer jam

Even if especially if you’ve never made jam before, you really should try this! With store shelves buckling from the weight of fresh local berries & fruits, there’s absolutely no reason not to! It’s so very easy to make, takes very little time AND you can use whatever berries/fruit you like. I just happened to have some raspberries, strawberries and blueberries that were frankly, a little past their ‘sell-by’ and could not have imagined a better use for them! 

Bernardin freezer jam pectin

Like a good girl I read the packet instructions before beginning, which is always a smart thing to do. Having only enough fruit for half the recipe, I pulled out my trusty scale and weighted out exactly half. The other half….? Sitting smartly in the cupboard, waiting for the arrival of fresh local peaches.

Crushing berries for freezer jam

On the other hand… local strawberries are just gorgeous right now, and at the rate this first fantastic batch is being devoured, I’m going to run out before local peaches even hit the stores – never mind having jam in the freezer for later in the year!

Making freezer jam

That does it! I’m going to have to pick up more. Pectin. Jars. And sugar. 

Jars of mixed berry freezer jam

This tastes so good, and so fresh… you won’t believe it! You’ll want to never buy jam again – even the pricey stuff. Of course when you make anything with produce that’s this fresh and local, it’s gonna taste great. You’ll be putting it on everything from toast, to pancakes & waffles… pretty much anywhere you’d use a fruit/compote/sauce. I even swirled some in my morning yogurt! 

*I received no compensation for the mention of the Bernardin Freezer Jam Pectin. I like the product and know this company has been making great pectin/products for years!

Mixed Berry Freezer Jam
A no cook jam recipe that's bursting with the flavours of fresh fruit!
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 1x 45 gram packet freezer jam pectin
  3. 4 cups crushed berries (use a mix of strawberries, raspberries & blueberries)
  1. In a large bowl add the sugar, and mix in the freezer jam pectin.
  2. Add the crushed fruit to the above and stir for 3 minutes.
  3. Ladle into jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Apply lids. Let stand 30 minutes.
  4. Serve right away, store in fridge for up to 3 weeks, freeze for longer storage.
  1. Yields: 5x 250 ml jars.
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6 thoughts on “Mixed Berry Freezer Jam

  • Debbie

    This looks so simple but l ‘ve never noticed freezer pectin here in Australia & l didn’t know it existed. It’s not berry season here, so l’ve plenty of time to find some. I usually stand over a huge pot of bubbling jam but l’d love to try this.

    • joanne Post author

      Hi Debbie, as it happens Bernardin is a Canadian company – since 1881!
      http://www.Bernardin.ca I’m sure there’s an equivalent Australian product… have you asked Google yet??? Thanks for taking the time to comment, and good luck with your search!

  • Nicoletta @sugarlovespices

    We love jams, here. My dad, in Rome, is my favorite jam producer šŸ™‚ , I’ll have to bring a package of this freezer pectin for him to try when we go back in September! In the meantime, I’ll try it, it seems simple to make and the result looks great!

    • joanne Post author

      Hi Nicoletta, and thanks for your comment! If your dad loves making jams, I’d take him more. I plan on making a lot more – it was so easy and so good. ps what part of Rome are you from?? I’ve been a few times – Italy is my favourite place for vacation!! Grazie mille~

  • Sharon

    I always enjoy reading your blog although I don’t leave many comments! But this looks amazing! Thank you for posting and I think I’ll give it a go with some of our fresh Ontario fruit!

    • joanne Post author

      Hi Sharon, thank you so much for reading, and for taking the time to post – it really is appreciated! Cheers to fresh Ontario fruit~

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