Spice up your Sunday brunch at home with our new Instagram live series featuring DJ Guru Sanaal. Cook special weekly recipes while getting down to live music from local DJs. We are kicking off Sunday Brunch Jams with…jam!

Simple jam recipe

Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes


  • Fruit of choice
  • About ¾ cup sugar per pound fruit
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt
  • Seasonings to taste


Stir together fruit, sugar, and pinch of salt in a large pot. Bring to a low boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mashing the fruit. Add lemon juice; continue to boil, stirring frequently, until bubbles slow, chunks of fruit show at top, and mixture clings to a spoon but falls off in clumps. Once jam reaches desired texture, and continues to simmer, skim the foam from the top.

Ladle jam into clean containers, leaving ¾ inch of headroom. Let cool completely. Cover, label, and refrigerate up to 1 month, or freeze up to 1 year.

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