Homemade Blackberry Jam
Looking for a good foodie gift? Try these simple and easy steps for Homemade Blackberry Jam. Works great as a tasty filling for baking, your morning toast or english muffin.
- 5 cups crushed blackberries (do not puree, crush with a potato masher)
- 7 cups sugar
- 1 (1 3/4 ounce) package dry pectin (I use Ball but Sure Jell will work too)
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from southern.food.com
Carefully measure out the berries, put them into a very large pot (8 quart).
Carefully measure sugar in a large bowl.
Add the pectin to the berries a little at a time, stirring constantly. Heat on hi, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a FULL boil.
Add sugar ALL at once, stirring. Bring mixture back to a full hard boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and ladle into clean, hot 8 ounce jars, leaving 1/4 inch space at the top. Wipe the rim of the jar and put canning lids and rings on fingertip tight. Place in canner with very hot water, make sure water is 1 inch above jars.
Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Remove and set them upright on a towel to set for 12 hours.