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Raspberry Limoncello Jam
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
It's true this raspberry limoncello jam should be called an "adult jam", but you'll be hard pressed to notice. It's perfect over ice cream and pound cake, but versatile to be used anywhere you'd like a touch of "adult sweetness".
Course: Desserts/Sweets, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sauces
Servings: 48 Makes 3 - 8oz. Jars
Calories: 47 kcal
  • 4 cups raspberries
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • zest of 3 lemons divided
  • 2 teaspoons pectin
  • ½ cup limoncello liqueur
  • 2 cups sugar
  1. Prepare your jam jars by sterilizing them in the dishwasher on the sterilize cycle or simmer the jars and lids in water on the stovetop for 15 minutes. Let them air dry on a rack.
  2. Place 2 to 3 small plates in the freezer. You will use these later to test the gel point of the jam.
  3. Heat a 5-quart. stockpot over low heat. Add the raspberries, lemon juice, lemon zest from 2 of the lemons, and limoncello. Stir in the pectin until dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil that is vigorous enough that it continues to boil even when stirred down.
  4. Add all the sugar at once. The mixture may bubble up, but it will settle down and the sugar will dissolve. Swirl the pot to dissolve the sugar but do not stir with a spoon. Turn up the heat and bring everything back to a strong boil. Continue to boil vigorously for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and skim away any foam that rises to the surface.
  5. Test to see if the jam has set by dropping a teaspoon of jam onto one of the plates from the freezer. If the jam has reached its gel point it will set up quickly on the plate. If the consistency is good, proceed to the next step. If the jam is too thin, continue to boil the mixture, checking every 5 minutes with a new plate from the freezer.
  6. When the desired consistency has been reached, stir in the zest from the remaining lemon.
  7. Using a wide funnel, fill the sterilized jars with hot jam, leaving ½-inch of room at the top. Wipe any jam from the top and sides of the jars with a clean towel. Screw on the lids, but do not over-tighten.
  8. Preserve the jam for long storage by using the water bath canning method or simply refrigerate the jars and eat within 3 to 4 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Limoncello Jam
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.