Low Sugar Triple Berry Jam Recipe Canning Recipe

50 servings
55 min

Triple berry jam has strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. I used a low sugar pectin so I could lighten the sugar. The three berries come together for a delicious berry flavor that isn't overpowered by sugar.

We grow berries on the farm, so I wash them and freeze them until I have enough to preserve them. I had just a few left of these three berries, so I made a mixed berry jam.

Pectin needs sugar in order to form a gel. You can't just use less sugar in regular pectin; you need to use Sure Jell for low or no sugar recipes. Fruits have their own natural pectin, so it's important to follow the recipe exactly for a good gel.

Once you make the jam, you can can it to preserve it. I gave it a water bath for 10 minutes. Keep track of your favorite canning recipes with my printable canning pages to make a binder.

Low Sugar Triple Berry Jam Recipe Canning Recipe
Recipe details
  • 50  servings
  • Prep time: 45 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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  • 3 cups strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 box low sugar Sure Jell

Wash and dry berries. Cut the tops off of the strawberries. Use a dry measuring cup to measure the crushed berries. Place in a large saucepan.
In a separate bowl, place the sugar. Then take 1/4 cup of the measured sugar and combine it with the powder from the box of Sure Jell pectin. Stir well.
Add the pectin and sugar mixture to the berries in the pan. Turn the heat on medium high and stir constantly until the berries reach a full boil that can't be stirred down. You can raise the heat if needed.
Once the berries are boiling, stir in the remaining sugar. Bring it back to a full boil while stirring. Keep stirring and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim off any foam
Ladle the three berry jam into prepared jelly jars. Leave 1/4 inch head space. Wipe the jar rims and cover with a new canning lid and place a ring on it.
Place the jars in hot water in the canner. Add more hot water if needed to bring the water to cover the jars by 1 to 2 inches. Cover and bring the water bath canner to a full boil for 10 minutes. Then remove the lid and turn off the heat. After 5 minutes, use a jar grabber to carefully remove the jars and place on a heat proof surface.
Let the triple berry jam canning recipe sit for 24 hours without touching them.
  • Do not double this recipe. It's important to use the same amounts of each ingredient and do not make substitutions.
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  • MaryAnn MaryAnn on Jun 17, 2022

    Why do you need Low Sugar Sure Jell? I’ve canned jams and preserves with the same proportion of sugar to fruit, and used regular Sure Jell. They came out fine. There is a large amount of sugar in this recipe for the amount of berries. I do not consider this to be a low sugar product. It is not suitable for many with a taste for really fruity flavor or in need of a low glycemic index. It will be too sugary sweet to taste the fruit. Just my opinion but I don’t believe it deserves the label Low Sugar.