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Blackberry Honey Jam

Using Just 4 Natural Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs fresh blackberries
  • 1 3/4 cups of honey
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Wash the blackberries and place in a large stock pot.
  2. Slice the apple into quarters, removing the core. Grate the apples, leaving the skin attached. Add to pot.
  3. Add honey and lemon juice
  4. Heat on high until the mixture begins to boil, reduce and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Use a potato masher or an immersion blender to smash your blackberries until you reach a smooth consistency free of chunks.
  6. Reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for an additional 15-45 minutes. You can judge this by the consistency desired. Reminder - it will thicken when it cools.
  7. Place in freezer safe containers, or can using the water bath process for 10 minutes. It will stay good in the freezer for 6 months, and canned for 12 months.

Recipe Notes

Typically you do not want to boil honey as it causes enzymes to break down and lose some of the nutrients desired when using honey. However, in this recipe, we are using the honey as a sweetener in place of white sugar and did not want the strong flavor of our local honey to overpower the blackberry flavor.
When picking out your apples - try to find the under ripe apples. They hold the most pectin. Definitely do not use over ripened apples in this recipe.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms