Red Raspberry-Orange Jam


This is a fruity and not too sweet red raspberry jam that you can make with fresh or frozen raspberries in the winter when oranges are in season. It is also delicious with pancakes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 25 mins
7 half-pint jars


  • 3 cups crushed ripe raspberries

  • 3 oranges

  • lemon, juiced

  • 4 cups white sugar, divided

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package fruit pectin (such as Sure-Jell® Pectin Light for less or no sugar)


  1. Inspect 7 half-pint jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  2. Add raspberries to a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan.

  3. Cut off orange zest and finely chop. Add to the saucepan with the raspberries. Segment oranges and remove all the white pith, seeds, and fibrous membranes. Cut orange filets into small pieces; you should have 2 cups. Combine orange pieces with lemon juice in a bowl and mix. Add orange pieces and 1/4 cup sugar to the saucepan with the raspberries.

  4. Stir in pectin and slowly bring to a full rolling boil. Add remaining sugar and stir to dissolve. Return to a full rolling boil on high heat and boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Skim off any foam with a ladle or a large spoon.

  5. Remove from heat and ladle jam into the prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any spills. Top with lids and tightly screw on rings.

  6. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 10 minutes.

  7. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart. Let rest for 24 hours without moving the jars. Gently press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

30 Calories
8g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 112
Calories 30
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 8mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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