Fresh Berries in Syrup for Canning

To improve the flavor, mix the sugar syrup with berry-flavored juice instead of water. Make sure you use real juice and not juice drinks.

Makes: 4 pintsHands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 4 pints


  • 8 cups mixed fresh berries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 quart water


  • Wash berries in cold water; remove any bruised spots.
  • Heat sugar and water to boiling; stirring until the sugar dissolves. Fill each jar with ½ cup of liquid. Add berries, leaving ½" headspace and making sure berries are covered in liquid. Remove any air bubbles.
  • Put on lids; process 15 minutes in hot-water bath.