Condiments & Preserves

Scandinavian Lingonberry Jam

Scandinavian Lingonberry Jam

Lingonberry jam is a popular Scandinavian jam, served in sweet and salty dishes. Typically, lingonberry jam is served with mashed potatoes, meatballs, meat dishes in general, as a spread on bread, or on pancakes.

Lingonberries (vaccinium vitas-idaea) are native to northern Europe and North America, and are also known as bearberries, redberries, foxberries, mountain cranberries, partridgeberries, and cowberries. Lingonberries are growing on low-lying bushes and can be foraged in late summer till autumn. The small, tart, red berries are used for juice, wine, sauce, syrup, and jam.

Lingonberry Jam

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Condiments & Preserves
Servings 1 portion


  • 1.1 pounds (500 grams) lingonberries, fresh or frozen
  • cup (1 deciliter) water
  • cup (120 grams) jam sugar (gelling sugar)
  • cup (80 grams) granulated sugar


  • Place all ingredients in a medium-sized pot and bring slowly to a boil.
  • Let simmer for 7-10 minutes and skim off any foam from the surface.
  • Pour into sterilized jars and store in the fridge.
Keyword autumn, jam, lingonberry, summer

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