Homemade Holiday Inspiration: Raspberry Chipotle Jam

With the holidays around the corner, it's a great time to think about homemade gifts from the kitchen. Have you considered making homemade jam to give as gifts? It's really easy to do, especially with my Instant Pot!  You can apply the same idea to other berries - blackberries, strawberries, blueberries. 

This jam has all the sweetness of raspberries with a slight kick of heat from the chipotle peppers added in. You can always omit the peppers if preferred to. As for enjoying the jam, it's always good slathered on toast, english muffins and bagels. I also tried this in crepes with some dark chocolate chips... and that was amazing!

Instant Pot: Raspberry Chipotle Jam
Serves: 2 (6oz) jam jars


1 1/2 pounds Raspberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
3 cups sugar
3 individual chipotle peppers in canned adobo, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Apple cider
1 package of Pectin


1. Gather all ingredients.

2. In the Instant Pot, combine the raspberries, chipotle peppers, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and the sugar. Let them sit for 30 minutes. Add the Apple cider to the fruit mixture and stir to combine. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and close the valve to the sealed position. Set the Instant Pot to manual for 1 minute.

3. Release pressure naturally for 15 minutes. Carefully release the valve and remove the lid. Using a masher, mash mixture to desired consistency Drain excess juice if needed. Turn Instant Pot to ‘saute’ function and allow the raspberry chipotle jam to come to a boil. Add your pectin to the Instant Pot and mix to combine. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. 

4. Turn the Instant Pot off. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Once cooled then pour into jars, and seal.

Some fellow food blogger friends are joining the Homemade Holiday Inspiration event with their delicious suggestions for gifts from the kitchen. Please do check out these amazing recipes for special treats to give or make for yourself this holiday season!

Mistletoe Spiced Cider from Design Dazzle 

Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream from Fresh Coast Eats

Cookie Dough Truffles from Hoosier Homemade

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix from House of Nash Eats 

M & M Cookie Mix in a Jar from Marty’s Musings 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Gift Jars from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 

Homemade Vanilla Extract from Rose Bakes

Rosemary Salt from Savory Experiments 

Hot Buttered Rum Mix from Tastes of Homemade 

Slow Cooker Apple Butter from The Flour Handprint 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters from The How to Home 

Instant Pot Raspberry Chipotle Jam from What’s Cookin’ Chicago 

Gifts from the Kitchen

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