July 20, 2011

Blackberry Brown Sugar Jam

I'm trying to use up the things I stored in the freezer last yr. I ran out of time to make all the jams. Before the holidays hit. And so I found two huge bags of blackberries in there plus some smaller ones with the wild berries from my yard. I decided to make some jam. As you can see I stirred some into my morning yogurt and it was delish.

I decided to use a bit of brown sugar. I read you don't use it unless your canning dessert sauces. I thought that was nonsense  since I use organic sugar. Organic isn't as white because it has some of the molasses still attached, just not as much as brown sugar. And I know that it will make a richer flavor. So I only used 1c. to add flavor but not overwhelm the blackberries. Its excellent.  So this is my version of blackberry jam, low sugar version of course. 

 Blackberry Brown Sugar Jam Makes 8pts.

3 qts. blackberries
1c. brown sugar
1 c. water

Mix these together in a lg. shallow pot and cook till soft. The berries I had, I bought last yr and they had no seeds. I did however mix in some from my yard which had a few seeds. But since it was mostly seedless, I canned it like it is. You can however, strain out the seeds using a food mill. So base your fruit measurement on that. I would add a cup or two more of berries if they are seedy since you will lose some of the bulk.

Juice of 1 lemon
6 tb. of low sugar pectin

Add the strained pulp back to the pan if you did that. Add the juice of one lemon and bring it to a boil. Stir in the pectin quickly with a whisk and bring it to a hard boil for 2 min. A hard boil is one you cannot stir down. 

2 c.organic sugar

Add the sugar. Stir well and bring back to the boil. Let it do a hard boil for 3min.  Pour into prepared pt. jars and water bath can for 10 min. Shut off heat and let sit in water for 5 more min.  Remove to a towel on the counter and let cool. Check seals once cool.


Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin' by from GP Recipe Roundup. Your jam looks delish and I bet it would taste great on ice cream too. I wanted to invite you to our Canning Week Blog Party (Aug. 22-26). http://alattewithotta.blogspot.com/p/canning-week-2011.html There will be a canning linky party with a guest judge, and canning related give-a-ways. It should be a lot of fun and I hope you will stop by and link up!!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Love the idea of using the brown sugar. I am picking blackberries in Maine today and will give this a try.

Your blog is addicting. I spent time hopping around and trying to see everything.

I am becoming your newest follower!

Thanks for all your great information.

Have a great weekend.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

seanymph said...

Sharon Im so glad you like my blog. Most of my postings are things Ive made myself. Some of my early postings I didnt, they were just things I loved or family stories. Im never sure who reads because many dont comment and its ok. But its always so nice to hear from someone who does read it and likes it. :)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

YUMMMMMMM...your jam looks devine....
Mo :-)