Old-Fashioned Gooseberry Jam Recipe

    48 Servings


  • 1 1/8 pounds Gooseberries
  • 4 ounces Water
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 3/8 pounds Granulated Sugar


  1. Remove the tops and tails of the gooseberries and add them to a large sauce pan with the water and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil and continue boiling until the gooseberries break down.
  2. Prepare your canning supplies. Bring the temperature of the glass jars up by processing them in hot water for several minutes, and heat a few cups of water in a small saucepan for the lids.
  3. Add the sugar to the gooseberries and stir until dissolved. Bring the jam to a rapid boil and boil hard until the gel stage is reached.
  4. Skim off any foam and ladle the hot jam into the hot jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace.
  5. Place the lids and bands on top, screwing on the bands just until fingertip-tight. Place the full jars back into the boiling water and process 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the water and place the jars on a towel. Let the jars cool. The seals should suck down (you should hear a popping noise as they do). Makes 3-4 eight-ounce jars.


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3 half pint jars
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Author: Tracy R.
Recipe Yields: 3 half pint jars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 1
Calories 54

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tracy R.

About Tracy

Tracy fell in love with locavorism, and built a business out of Canning & Preserving. She shares all sorts of recipes on Sugarcrafter, and her passion for canning here, but we love her rhubarb jam most of all.