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rhubarb jam with juniper berries takes jam toast to the next level
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Rhubarb jam (no pectin)

This easy rhubarb jam is flavoured with juniper berries for a beautiful way of preserving rhubarb  without pectin (includes canning instructions). This way you can enjoy this rhubarb jam throughout the year.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword jam with juniper berries, rhubarb jam, rhubarb jam no pectin
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 93kcal
Author Janice


Big pot
Mason jars
Canning kit


  • 900 grams (2 lb) fresh rhubarb about 8 to 9 stalks, chopped
  • 750 grams (3 ¾ cups) granulated sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon (1.5 teaspoon) dried juniper berries roughly chopped


  • Have 4- or 5-250 mL jars and lids sterilized before hand. Keep the jars in a low heat oven and the lids in a small saucepan of simmering water.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large, deep pot. Cook the jam on medium–high to first dissolve the sugar and then boil.
  • Skim the jam to remove foam as needed with a metal spoon. The jam will bubble up high in the pot and then eventually settle again. Continue cooking the jam until it reaches about 220ºF (the jam setting point).
  • Divide the jam among the jars, leaving a ¼ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe the rims clean, then cover with the lids, fingertight. If any of the jars aren't filled full, don't seal them. Instead you can cover them and enjoy them right away, storing in the fridge.
  • Seal the closed jars according to the manufacturers recommendations. I used Bernardin jars and I boiled my jam jars for 10 minutes to seal them.
  • Let sit 24 hours undisturbed before storing them in the pantry.


I like to check the temperature of the jam as it cooks to ensure that jam reaches the jam setting temperature point so it sets properly in the end. A probe thermometer with a longer cable like the Thermoworks Dot would be great for this purpose!
If you are looking for an awesome cookbook dedicated to homemade preserves, the Preservation Society book on preserves is my favourite and  it's available on Amazon.
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Calories: 93kcal