Blackberry Jam

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This Blackberry jam is perfect for first time making. Quick version with four ingredients only !

This Blackberry jam is perfect for first time making. Quick version with four ingredients only !


 

Blackberries are very healthy fruit. They contain vitamins and minerals that have many anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

These are good enough reasons to start making homemade blackberry jam on your own when it’s their season so you capture the most of this delicious fruit.

 

This is a very simple version. It has seeds and is great for beginners with no blackberry canning and preserving experience. After this one, you can start building your own version. Consider this to be the base for your own recipe your friends and family will enjoy the most ! 😊

 

We don’t mind the seeds in our blackberry jam. If you do, the best way to separate them is to use food mill. If you don’t have one at hand, you may use simple colander. Just make sure the holes are smaller than seeds so you separate them by pressing the mixture using a simple table spoon.

When you scroll down for the full recipe, you’ll see I added lemon juice. It is really an optional ingredient.

However, it gives freshness and bright color to the jam. You may add lemon zest instead of lemon juice for example. Cinnamon is also great !

Usually people use 1 part of sugar to 1 part of fruit but we prefer lower sugar recipes. Of course it is all about your preferences !

This Blackberry jam is perfect for first time making. Quick version with four ingredients only !

 

Although blackberries are high in pectin ( apples, carrots and quinces too ) we added powdered pectin. It shortens the time needed to make this blackberry jam with pectin.

 

Is pectin gluten free ?

Pectin, most commonly used in jams and jellies, is a natural gelling agent found in fruit. Apples and citrus peel are often used to make pectin, according to the International Pectin Producers Association. It is gluten free. To be 100 % sure, please check your pectin label !

Is there any other way to thicken your blackberry jam ?

 

  1. Add chia seeds instead of pectin. It thickens the mixture but brings your jam recipe to completely new, healthier level !
  2. Cornstarch is a natural thickener that works as a seamless substitute for pectin.
  3. Gelatin is a viable option for non-vegans or non-vegetarians.
  4. Extra sugar.

How to use blackberry jam:

  1. with pancakes for breakfast
  2. to assemble sandwich cookies
  3. goat cheese matches blackberry jam and jelly perfectly : great appetizer

 

 

Blackberry Jam

This Blackberry jam is perfect for first time making. Quick version with four ingredients only !

Course Canning / preserving
Cuisine American
Keyword Blackberry Jam
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup crushed blackberries
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp pectin + 2 Tbsp sugar

Instructions

  1. In a pot, on medium heat, cook blackberries with sugar for 20 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice and cook for additional 10 minutes.

  3. Turn the oven to to reach 180 C / 356 F to warm clean glass jars.

  4. In a cup, mix pectin and sugar and slowly add into the pot. Cook for additional 5 minutes.
  5. Fill the jars and let them cool.

 

Blackberry Jam - frugal way to preserve and eat fruits all year long

 

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