Raspberry Jam


Raspberry Jam

I have two raspberry bushes in my backyard, so I get to harvest these amazingly 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 a small saucepan over medium-low heat. 

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

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

  4. Stir in syrup or agave and chia seeds.

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

  6. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.