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How to make jam in the microwave

microwave jam

Perfect alone or to fill desserts, microwave jam can be prepared in less than 30 minutes with any type of leftover fruit.

The microwave is one of those appliances that is never missing in the kitchen. Usually used to warm up or defrost , it's actually also perfect for cooking and preparing actual recipes . Today we reveal how to exploit its power to prepare jam in the microwave. Regardless of the fruit you decide to use, the procedure is really very simple.

As with traditional jam, you'll need fruit and sugar, plus lemon juice . We usually prepare jam in the microwave with leftover fruit, to avoid throwing it away. In this way, in fact, you can prepare smaller quantities, even just a small jar, avoiding the long cooking of traditional jam. Have we intrigued you with this quick microwave jam?

microwave jam
microwave jam

How to make jam recipe in the microwave

  1. First, wash the chosen fruit well and, if necessary, peel and clean it. Then cut it into small pieces and transfer it to a bowl suitable for cooking in the microwave.
  2. Add the sugar and lemon juice, mix and cover with cling film.
  3. Cook at 750 W for 10 minutes , mix the jam and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  4. At this point you can blend everything with an immersion mixer, to obtain a smoother jam, or keep the pieces.
  5. Cook for another 2 minutes then transfer into sterilized jars, if you want to keep them for a long time, or into an airtight container. In the first case, after having closed them with a new cap, let the vacuum form by placing them upside down.

Your microwaved jam is ready to be enjoyed or stored. Choose the fruit you prefer while maintaining the proportions we have given you to prepare it with the flavor you prefer.

We suggest you also try our sugar-free jam , perfect for those who are on a diet but don't want to give up this delicious jam.


If vacuum packed, microwaved jam will keep in the pantry for 6 months or more. On the other hand, in the refrigerator , once opened or not stored, it will keep for a couple of weeks.

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