Indulge in the rich and delightful flavors of homemade Blackberry Jam! This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect for spreading over toast, pancakes, or your favorite desserts. Made with just three simple ingredients, our Blackberry Jam stands out from other food blogs with its natural sweetness and brilliant color. Read on to learn how to bring this homemade delight to your table!
Blackberry Jam is a favorite during the summer months when blackberries are in season, but thanks to the use of frozen berries, you can enjoy this tasty treat all year round. It's a popular addition to holiday feasts and family gatherings. And if you're a fan of berries, don't miss our Blackberry Cheesecake recipe – it's a delicious dessert made with berries!
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- Frozen Blackberries
- Lemon Juice
See recipe card for quantities.
Making the Blackberry Jam
Cut the lemon, squeeze the juice, and mix with blackberries and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer, stirring occasionally.
Boiling and Simmering
Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes until it thickens. Don't forget to stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom.
Once thick and glossy, remove from the heat.
Reducing to a Purée (Optional)
Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate. If smoother texture is desired, blend using an immersion blender.
Allow the jam to cool completely. When cold, it's ready to use.
Enjoying the Jam
Enjoy your homemade blackberry jam on your favorite dessert.
Hint: Stirring the jam occasionally while simmering is crucial to preventing it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Also, using an immersion blender can provide a smoother texture if preferred, but ensure it's blended before completely cooling for best results.
- For a low-sugar diet, you can use a sugar substitute like Stevia.
- Fresh blackberries can be used instead of frozen, but may require slight adjustment to cooking time.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla extract for a unique flavor twist.
- Combine with other berries like raspberries or strawberries for a mixed berry jam.
- A heavy-bottomed saucepan is best to prevent sticking.
- An immersion blender is handy for a smoother texture, but a regular blender or mashing manually will also work.
- Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Achieving the right consistency is key. Boil and simmer until thick and glossy, but don't overcook, as the jam will continue to thicken as it cools.
Yes, fresh blackberries can be used, though cooking time may vary.
In an airtight container in the refrigerator, it can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
Yes, lime juice can add a different tangy flavor to the jam.
You can use sugar substitutes like Stevia for a sugar-free version.
Use an immersion blender or regular blender to achieve a smoother texture. Also, you can run it through a sieve.
Yes, it can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Yes, this jam can be canned using proper canning techniques.
Absolutely! Feel free to mix in raspberries, strawberries, or other berries.
Yes, the ingredients are naturally gluten-free.
Yes, pectin can be added, but follow the instructions on the packaging for best results.
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300g Frozen Blackberries
10ml Lemon Juice
Making The Blackberry Jam
- Cut the lemon in half
- Squeeze the juice out
- In a saucepan, put the blackberries, the sugar, and the lemon juice
- Bring to a boil
- Let it simmer for a couple of minutes until it thickens
- Don’t forget to stir occasionally so it doesn't stick to the bottom
- When the consistency is thick and glossy take off the heat
Reducing To A Purée
- Transfer in a bowl and refrigerate completely
- If you want it to be smoother, blend it in an immersion blender before cooling it down
- When it is completely cold, it is ready to use
- Enjoy this blackberry jam on your favorite dessert
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Condiment
- Method: Simmering
- Cuisine: International
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Ensure all utensils and equipment are clean.
- Use fresh or properly frozen blackberries.
- Refrigerate promptly after cooling and always use clean utensils to scoop.