Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

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Voila!

And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator.

Happy times, happy times!

I have a thing about berries in the summer, which is that a) it’s awesome to have them, and b) it’s so awesome to have them that it’s almost just too hard to use them in desserts, sauces, jams, anything that will leave me with an empty berry container in my fridge and a sad heart in the morning at breakfast.

My issue is that I love them so much that I want to eat the berries like berries, and I am not one of these insanely lucky people who has “so many raspberries” coming out of their garden that they just have to make them into jam (what is that like? is it heaven?) – yeah, no, that’s not me. This is why I buy berries in large quantities at Costco and then protect them with my life so they may only be eaten as berries. That’s why I use frozen berries at a time such as this.

Berry jam in a jar.
Berry jam in a jar and on a spoon.

Okay, this jam, though. And the berries.

Let’s go into list mode to address the reasons why I love it so much.

  1. It is the perfect occasion for FROZEN berries. I don’t need to sacrifice my precious regular berries for jam – I will save those for my morning breakfast bowls and sacrifice the lowly frozen berries for the jam, and no one will be the wiser. This is the time for the frozen berries to shine.
  2. It is fast. And there’s no heat. You literally just smoosh everything together in the blender and refrigerate till thickened.
  3. It is refined sugar free! Praise be. I really, really love peanut butter toast, and I really love yogurt + fruit, and these things just aren’t the same with a shmear of jam on top, but now that we’re doing the refined sugar free experiment (60 days! bring it) I’ve been really dying for something that would speak to my heart the way regular jam does. Hello, triple berry refrigerator jam!
  4. Yet another awesome use for Bai5 – we always have at least a half a bottle of this stuff in our fridge because we are constantly drinking some throughout the day and saving the rest for later – so this recipe just uses up the “saving the rest for later” portion to add antioxidant wonderfulness, natural sweetness, and beautiful color and flavor to our jammy jam. Ugh. Just really good vibes with this stuff.
Bai5 juice.
Berries with seeds.

You will adore the easiness of this recipe.

If you’re trying to cut back on refined sugar, we can call this a win, I think.

If you’re just generally feeling good about the berry-ness of summer, I’m right there with you.

PLUS IT’S THE WEEKEND. Saturday morning peanut butter toast platter coming right up to your face in three, two…

Jam on bread on a plate.
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Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam in a jar.

Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 jar – about 1 1/2 cups 1x

Description

This Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam is so easy and full of health benefits! Perfect if you’re looking to reduce refined sugar.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (mixed berries works best – raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)
  • 1/2 cup Bai5 Brasilia Blueberry
  • 2 tablespoons honey (more to taste)
  • a squeeze of lemon juice, if you want
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries in a blender with the Bai5, honey, lemon, and chia seeds. Puree until smooth (or to your desired consistency).
  2. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. The jam should start to thicken pretty quickly and it should be spreadable just like a jam!
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: berry jam, refrigerator jam, homemade jam

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    LOVE chia jam! I like making chia parfaits with this stuff! I love that you added Bai, too. You’ve talked about it a couple times, and I can’t wait to give it a try!

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      I know -we are really excited to have an ongoing partnership with them this year. I was hesitant at first, but once we actually tried the products I was completely sold on it. We buy it every week at Target now! 🙂

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    YESSSSSS. My husband is crazy particular when it comes to his jam – it MUST be refined sugar free and as close to “just berries” as possible so I’m LOVING how healthy + simple this is! I’ve been wanting to try chai seed jam for a while now, and think I may have to make it happen this weekend. Lindsay, you da woman.






  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is such a fabulous idea! I love how little sugar you used. I’m the same with fresh vs. frozen berries. I like to eat fresh berries ceremoniously and enjoy them with gusto, whereas frozen berries I feel no guilt in blending, jamming, baking, and the like. A fresh, in season berry is one of life’s greatest gifts! Great recipe, I’m so jazzed to try this out!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yep! You get me. 🙂 Berries are like pure gold – we appreciate them even more now after living in the tropics for a year, where it was really hard to find fresh berries that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

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      Thank you Hilary! I did use the 100mm the whole time – and the plate at the end with the peanut butter toast is from Restoration Hardware (um, splurge) and the little bowls in the first picture are from Crate and Barrel.

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      Yep! Just kept this one as is, no heating (although I’ve done the heating before too – both are good). 🙂 This is the easiest thing ever tho!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am so excited to try this!! After being horrified at how much sugar is used for most jams, this is perfect!!!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Loved reading this! I feel exactly the same way about berries! They are nature’s candy and I always eat them all even when I buy them for pies or jams. Frozen berries are a great idea!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I love the use of chia seeds here, they are so healthy to eat. It’s great to see a jam recipe that’s different from traditional jams and it looks so tasty!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I always see recipes for jams using chia seeds but still haven’t made the time to make it! I think it’s time. I have a jar of chia seeds on my counter calling my name…… lol

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Loving the simplicity of this jam recipe! And the convenience of frozen fruit. My husband’s family has some wonderful jam-makers and I’ve always been a little intimidated by their pectin and warm water baths, but this seems like a jam I can handle 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Eesh, that stuff sounds scary to me – I will leave that to my mom! 🙂 She’s a good jam-maker! and… I’m a good refrigerator jam maker 🙂 so easy. Hope you like it!

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    Tera Gigot

    This seriously looks amazing! I have tried twice to make jam with chia seeds, but I wasn’t thrilled about the results (I totally guessed at the fruit-to-chia-to-liquid ratio, plus it was on a stovetop). I’m going to try this out asap. Also, foods that make themselves in the fridge rock. Thank you!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi, Sarah! We generally do 2-3 sponsored posts per month, and we only feature products we’ve used and loved. For us, those products enhance the recipes in the post. We hope the same can be true for you!

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      what is Bai5, and where can I purchase it? I live in Santa Fe, N.M.. it is a small city of 90,000. I cannot not find it in the groceries. Here. Do I have to go to big bad Amazon to find it? Thanks! Del W.?






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            Krista @ Pinch of Yum

            I’d guess the jam would keep for a couple weeks in the refrigerator and a few months in the freezer.