Blackberry Jam

Yield: 

4 pints

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I would like to know if you

I would like to know if you have a recipe for strawberry rhubarb jam?

Hi. I had a pretty easy

Hi. I had a pretty easy Freezer Jam recipe,that made just enough for me.I live alone. But seem to have lost it. Can you help please?

I need as much help as I can

I need as much help as I can here. I want to learn how to make blackberry jam. I have never canned anything in my life. In this article it says "Pour into hot sterilized canning jars (leaving headspace), seal, and process for 20 minutes." What does "process" mean here?

In a boiling-water bath, jars

In a boiling-water bath, jars of food (in this case, jam) are completely covered with boiling water and heated for a specific amount of time. This method is used to safely can tomatoes, fruit, jams, jellies, and pickles with high acid content.

what is the benefit of

what is the benefit of pressure cooking? I'm new at canning and bought a really nice pressure cooker, but a lot of the recipes i'm seeing don't call for pressure cookers? thanks!

There are two techniques

There are two techniques typically used for home canning: boiling-water bath canning and pressure canning. For pickles, onions, and carrots, use the pressure canning method. 

What about blueberries? How

What about blueberries? How would I use them?

Can I freeze the jam?

Can I freeze the jam?

Yes! Your homemade jam can be

Yes! Your homemade jam can be frozen for up to 1 year.

My berries and sugar is

My berries and sugar is liquidity. Is it normal?

blackberry jam

1. can i use less sugar ? about 4 cups?
2. Does it not need pectin or lemon juice?

The sugar is needed for the

The sugar is needed for the jam to gel, however, you can use less sugar. For every cup of fruit you use, you can add ¾ cup of sugar. You don’t have to use pectin. It is a natural gelling agent found in ripe fruit. Some fruit has more pectin than others. Blackberries have high pectin levels.

Making Preserves

Can you use this same recipe to make preserves instead of jam? I would assume you just wouldn't mash the berries.

Yes, Ginny. Not mashing the

Yes, Ginny. Not mashing the berries shouldn’t be a problem.

Blackberry Jam

I do not have a food mill - is there another way I could get the seeds out?

no food mill

Hi, Libby- If you don’t have a food mill, you can use a strainer and wooden spoon. Just push the berries through with the spoon as best as you can.

I have 4 day old

I have 4 day old blackberries, are they still good to use for jam?

That's a hard question to

That's a hard question to answer. The fresher, the better. Blackberries usually last up to a week, so they should be OK. Some folks believe in using a quarter of slightly underripe berries when they make jam but that's a personal preference. See how it goes! Jam is easy to make.

Can you use raspberries for

Can you use raspberries for this recipe? Instead of blackberries

Yes!

Yes!

What is a food mill?

What is a food mill?

I would like to know how many

I would like to know how many cups of blackberries are needed to make one 8 cup batch of cooked jelly?

I did this and it's been a

I did this and it's been a week and it's still runny. Hasn't thickened.

You can save your jam,

You can save your jam, Vicky!
Pour all of the jam into a large pot and set the stove to high heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of powdered pectin as the jam warms up. Cook until the jam is visibly thickened. When your jam is at desired thickness, pour into prepared jars. You will need brand new lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

What does it mean to process

What does it mean to process in a boiling water bath??

In a boiling-water bath, jars

In a boiling-water bath, jars of food (in this case, jam) are completely covered with boiling water and heated for a specific amount of time. This method is used to safely can tomatoes, fruit, jams, jellies, and pickles with high acid content.

If all jam will be used

If all jam will be used within the next few weeks (giving to family) is water bath needed?

They'll be fine as long as

They'll be fine as long as you sterilize the jars, fill them while hot, and make sure that the lids seal properly.

I have tons of blackberries

I have tons of blackberries and have been looking for a good jam recipe and this one looks like it might be the one.