Variations on blackberry or strawberry jam?

jennieboyer(8)April 21, 2014

Hi - I have a lot of blackberries and strawberries, and am looking for variations of jam that is not just the typical. I'm thinking something spicy - cinnamon? nutmeg? Anyone got recipe or variation they would like to share? Thanks!

Jennie

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Have you checked out all the recipes in the discussion linked below?

What books do you have available? I know both Ferber's books have some good recipes in them.

This recipe is from Food in Jars

Seedless Blackberry Jam

6 cups blackberry pulp (8-9 cups of berries, mashed through a strainer with the back of a wooden spoon)
4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 packet liquid pectin (half the box)

Standard instructions but don't forget that once the pectin is added a good hard boil for 5 to 7 minutes to insure set is needed so watch out for scorching.

And be sure to freeze some of the blackberries so you can make Blackberry-Peach jam once the peaches come in.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Fancy Strawberry jams

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 12:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
emily65

I do know from personal experience (and not following directions) that if you use a blackberry jam/jelly recipe that calls for 3 oz liquid pectin and use artificial sweetener instead of sugar, it will make blackberry sauce that never will set up - but is delicious on ice cream and/or cake, added to lemonade, as a sauce on pork or chicken. I'm sure the same would work for strawberry.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 5:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nugrdnnut

As our family has grown older we use less Jam, but use more "syrup". There are multiple sources for blackberry/XXXX jam recipes available with a google search. To make the syrup we just back off of the pectin.

This may not fit your request, but here is a recipe for Blackberry/Peach Jam.

Here is a link that might be useful: jam

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 10:40AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pressure canning jam?
Hi all -- Ok, I have to admit that I just hate BWB...
fearlessem
True "Daylight Savings"
Crankshaft comic Strip for Sunday, March 08, 2015 I...
berrybusy
You can't just tell me I can't use half gallon jars....
..... for canning anything but juice, and that I can't...
farmerboybill
What to grind with?
I want to grind up some garlic and some onions to make...
woco
Jerusalem artichokes
Hi, I harvested my Jerusalem artichokes and brushed...
jokuehn
Sponsored Products
Domi Chrome Two-Light Square Canopy Bath Fixture with Bicolor Orange and Pina Gl
$216.00 | Bellacor
Oushak Neutrals Rug 12' x 15' - IVORY
$7,799.00 | Horchow
Mosaic Capiz Shell 36" Round Wall Mirror
Lamps Plus
Fire Pit 32" Emperador Mosaic Marble coffee Table - PROVENCE
Living'ROC
Besa 1SR-512119-SN Carrera Kani Wall Sconce - 1SW-512119-SN-SQ
$184.50 | Hayneedle
Borders Hand-Tufted Watermelon Wool Rug (8'0 x 10'0)
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™