Blackberry Freezer Jam

I think you may not clearly understand how much I love blackberries.

Let’s just say that if I had to pick one fruit to live off of, it would be blackberries.

Because of this obsession affection, I’ve gone out twice since my last blackberry recipe about a week ago.  We’ve got bags of frozen berries to help us through the winter.  (Well, unless I continue to use them like I have been.)

You might remember that I made some very tasty strawberry freezer jam early in the summer.  (Amazingly enough, we still have some left – which is very impressive for my house.)  Anyways, it turned out so good, that I decided to take some of my blackberries and make a little blackberry jam, too.

The Recipe:

Same as here, except substitute 3 c crushed blackberries (that you can sieve to remove seeds) for the strawberries – and use 5 1/4 c sugar.

(Yes, 5 1/4 c — this is not a recipe for those afraid of sugar.  It’s so worth it, though!)

The Results:

I kinda love re-doing a recipe I’ve done before with just minimal changes.  It means I actually know what I’m doing – always a bonus!

My only hiccup was that I attempted to sieve my berries.  My oldest had destroyed our largest strainer last week (long story), so all I had was a small one.  I dumped in some berries and tried to push out the liquid – but it really didn’t work well.  So I decided to bite the bullet and just deal with seeds.  I think we’ll survive, somehow.

The blackberries got pretty liquidy with just the potato masher this time.  But that means it sucked up all that sugar very quickly.

And it make 4 pints worth of jam — well, a little bit more.  But since I didn’t have anymore jars, I had to test out the jam to make sure it was okay.

It was.  The several spoonfuls I had confirmed that it was marvelous.  (Obviously good enough to eat on its own, with a spoon. 🙂 )

I’m very excited to have these gems waiting for us this winter.

If they make it that long.

(Also, I would really like to thank Chef in Disguise and  A Dash of Sugar and Spice for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Check them out, they have some amazing recipes.)

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10 thoughts on “Blackberry Freezer Jam

  1. This will be great to have on hand during the winter. I’ve actually never made homemade jam before, but I always hear that it’s so simple. I know it’s much tastier, that’s for sure! Yours looks great, Courtney. xx

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