Berry & Gin Jam


Preparation info

  • Makes approximately

    1.5 litres

    • Difficulty


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By Angela Redfern

Published 2010

  • About

Blackberries or raspberries are ideal for this jam. Frozen berries work equally well if you can’t get hold of fresh ones. This recipe can be increased - use equal parts of berries to sugar.


  • 1 kg berries, fresh or frozen
  • juice of 2-3 lemons (optional)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) gin
  • 1 kg white sugar


    Remove any stalks from the berries and soak overnight in lemon juice and gin.

    In a large heavy based saucepan combine the berries and sugar. On a low to medium heat slowly bring to a boil and continue boiling for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking.

    The jam is ready when the mixture has thickened a little. Drop spoonfuls onto a saucer to check the setting point.

    Pour the hot jam into sterilised jars and seal.