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Variations on blackberry or strawberry jam?

Posted by jennieboyer 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 21:01

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!


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RE: Variations on blackberry or strawberry jam?

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 12:17

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.


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

RE: Variations on blackberry or strawberry jam?

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.

RE: Variations on blackberry or strawberry jam?

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

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