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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blackberry or Raspberry Freezer Jam Recipe

This is the easiest recipe I have ever used to make homemade freezer jam. You can use this recipe for raspberries, mulberries, blueberries or blackberries. This is a no cook recipe and takes only a few minutes to make.

We enjoy growing and picking our own berries from our backyard, I just hate those tiny little thorns! I have learnt the hard way that I need to wear garden gloves when picking the blackberries.

Tip: If you get stained fingertips while picking blackberries, I have found 2 things that immediately get the purplish color off my fingers. 1. use some dawn hand dish washing soap or 2. use some lemon juice both will work equally well for removing the berry stain from your skin.

We made the recipe using freshly picked black raspberries.

Blackberry or Raspberry Freezer Jam Recipe


4 cups crushed berries
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar or splenda sweetener
1 (1.59 ounce) packet Ball Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin

Stir granulated sugar and the contents of the freezer jam fruit pectin packet together in a large bowl, just until both are mixed together. Stir in 4 cups of crushed berries, continue stirring the mixture for 3-4 minutes. Ladle the jam into clean jars, leaving a 1/2" head space. I prefer to use little Tupperware snack cup containers because they are stackable and the perfect size for my family. Place the lid onto your desired container. Let the jam sit on your kitchen counter until the mixture starts to thicken. Once it has thickened (around 30-45 minutes) place your containers into the freezer. This recipe will yield about 5 half pint jars or 8-10 Tupperware snack cups full of jam.

Storage: The jam will keep for up to 1 year in your freezer or for up to 3 weeks in your refrigerator.

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