Saturday, February 23, 2013



 I (raw vegan) haven't had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a long while... and for that matter neither has my honey Ryan (not a raw vegan but he eats what I make, which is; raw, high raw, vegan. So... this week I decided whip up something yummy. I wanted to test out a "clean" (NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, chemicals, or gmo's) strawberry jam recipe. Oh man! This is a hit! Home run,  in fact... I used Strawberries here but I have since also tried it using a combo of strawberries and blackberries. So use what you like...


6 cups organic berries
3oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup raw organic honey


Hull strawberries and cut in each strawberry in half (or quarters if large), place in a large pot. Juice a lemon until you get 3oz. of juice and poor into the pot. Pour the honey into the pot and stir. Heat mixture on high until boiling stirring occasionally.  As soon as the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat to medium low to simmer. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the strawberries become soft. Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries so there are no recognizable sections.  If you have an immersion blender, you can use that instead.

 Simmer for another 15-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  The longer the mixture simmers, the thicker the consistency. Remember, the consistency will not be as thick as jams made with sugar and/or pectin but a super close contender and without the nasty ingredients.

Berry Berry Clean Jam can either be placed in freezer safe jars, or canned using a water bath for 10 minutes.

This was one of the easiest recipes I have ever done, not to mention the yummiest... and can easily be cut in half or less for smaller portions.



  1. Looks yummy! I am always looking for clean recipes. I will definitely give this recipe a try.

  2. I just made this with blackberries. It is FANTASTIC! My first ever attempt at clean jam. :) Thank you so much!

  3. I am going to try this with blueberries, and make it in the breadmaker (with jam setting). thanks for the recipe.

  4. How many jars does this amount make? And how long would it keep in the fridge for? :) such a fantastic recipe, can't wait to try!

  5. How long can you keep this in the frige for? What would be the expiration date be??