Easy Boysenberry Jam Recipe
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Easy Boysenberry Jam

This easy boysenberry jam is perfect on pancakes, toast or scones and is a great way to use boysenberries from your garden. This is a simple recipe which can be used with either fresh or frozen boysenberries.

The lemon juice gives the jam a lovely flavor and will help it to thicken quicker however it isn’t necessary if you don’t have lemon juice on hand.

Makes 2½ 500ml (1 Pint) Jars

Continue reading for money saving tips and a method for making boysenberry jam without the pips. There is also a printer friendly PDF version at the bottom of the post which can be downloaded to save on paper.

*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.

Are you looking for more jam recipes? Try these recipes for Fig Jam, Mandarin Marmalade or Apricot Jam. For more information on water bath canning try this guide to Preserving.

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Easy Boysenberry Jam Q & A

Can I make boysenberry jam without the pips?

Yes, you can. After crushing the berries cover with water then bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Strain through a muslin or jelly bag. You will need to use 3 cups of sugar to 4 cups of juice for this method. Boil rapidly until jelling point is reached.

Can you add cinnamon to boysenberry jam?

Yes, either add 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon to the sugar before mixing in with the berries or add 2 cinnamon sticks once the sugar has dissolved. The cinnamon sticks will need to be removed prior to canning.

How long will canned boysenberry jam last?

Canned boysenberry jam will be good for up to 2 years when stored in a cool, dry and dark place.

Saving Money


The best way to save on boysenberries is to grow your own. They will grow in a wide range of conditions and tolerate dry periods well. The berries will only last for a few days in the fridge so it is best to freeze the boysenberries until you have enough to make this jam.

For more information see this guide to Growing Boysenberries or this guide to Freezing Boysenberries.


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