Raspberry Jam


Raspberry Jam

I have two raspberry bushes in my backyard, so I get to harvest these amazing sweet and tender berries that just melt in my mouth about twice per summer. I eat them fresh or frozen, and I love making them into fresh jelly with chia seeds instead of artificial thickeners. Once you try a freshly made raspberry jelly like this one, you’ll never go back to buying it from a store!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Servings: 10 tablespoons


  • 2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lime (zest)
  • 2 tablespoons natural maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Add raspberries, lemon juice, and lime zest to small saucepan over medium-low heat. 

  2. As berries heat up and juices are released (about 5-10 minutes), gently mash with wooden spoon or fork until they break down and no large chunks remain.

  3. Bring berries to gentle boil and continue to simmer for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Stir in syrup or agave and chia seeds.

  5. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature and thicken before transferring to jar.

  6. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.