Fruit Fiesta Jam: A Symphony of Flavors


Indulge in the vibrant symphony of flavors with Fruit Fiesta Jam, a delightful blend of various fruits, each contributing their unique taste and texture. This homemade jam is a cornucopia of fruity goodness, combining the sweet and tangy essences of different fruits to create a spread that's perfect for enhancing any meal, from breakfast to desserts.

Fruit Fiesta Jam: A Symphony of Flavors

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 4 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 38 kcal
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Sugar: 9 g


  • Mixed fruits (strawberries, peaches, apples, grapes) (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz total)
  • Granulated sugar (500g / 1.1 lbs / 17.6 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Water (100ml / 3.4 oz)
  • Pectin (optional, for thicker jam) (5g / 0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Fruits: Wash, peel (where necessary), and chop the fruits into small pieces.
  2. Macerate the Fruit: In a large pot, mix the fruits with sugar and let sit for 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the Mixture: Add water and lemon juice to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Add pectin for a thicker jam, if desired, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Test for Doneness: Place a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  6. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Fruit Selection: Choose a mix of sweet and tart fruits for a balanced flavor.
  • Texture Variations: Blend some of the fruits for a smoother texture, if desired.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for longer shelf life.


Can I use frozen fruits?

Yes, but let them thaw first and drain any excess liquid.

How long does mixed fruit jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make the jam with less sugar?

Yes, adjust sugar to your preference, but keep in mind it helps in preservation.