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Blackberry Jam {Infused with Lemon}

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Easy and flavorful blackberry jam.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Heaping Blackberries, Clean
  • 1-½ cup Water
  • 2 whole Lemons, Juiced
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract (or One Whole Vanilla Bean)
  • 4 cups Sugar (more To Preference)
  • 3 Tablespoons Gelatin

Preparation

Combine blackberries with water, lemon juice, and vanilla in a large pot and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 5 to 10 minutes until berries release their juices.

Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight so that the flavor seeps.

The next day:
At this point you need to determine if you want a chunky or a smoother jam. If you want it less chunky you can process either half or all of the berries in a blender before continuing.

Add sugar to the berry mix and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for about 20 minutes until a candy thermometer reaches the temperature of 102 C (215 F).

Quickly add gelatin and mix, then pour in clean, sanitized jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Seal and process in boiling water for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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cluttercafe on 4.24.2011

Can’t wait to try. Your photo is gorgeous!

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everydayisgourmet on 8.26.2010

Can’t wait to hear how you like it! : ))

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soufflebombay on 8.26.2010

This looks wonderful! I recently purchesed a TINY little jar of blackberry jam from France (at Wegmans) for about $9.00 and it was WONDERFUL, even my 8 year old son was loving it.

I will definitely try this and let you know how it went!!

Thank you!

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nkkvanry on 6.6.2011

I keep getting told that this is the best jelly any one has tasted. I kinda munged up the recipe and used pectin instead, using what the can said to use for the amount of fruit. Turned out absolutely great, good consistency, great flavor.

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kristincab on 8.30.2010

On taste alone this is a 10.

If you are looking for something different or a “gift” jam, stop looking, this is the one. The blackberries and lemons are perfect together and then it finishes with a hint of vanilla. Amazing!

The only reason this is not getting 5 mitts is the gelatin. For the beginner, such as myself, I am unfamiliar with the finer points of cooking with gelatin other than opening a box of Jell-O and adding water. I added it slowly and stirred very quickly but still got some lumps that I finally had to scoop out. Don’t let this stop you from making this jam. Next time I will add the gelatin even slower and I’m sure I wont have any lumps. Trust me when I say this jam is worth any extra effort.

Europegirl if you have anymore gems like this, please post them quickly! =)

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