Dive into the rich, tangy flavor of our Homemade Blackberry Jam Delight. This jam is perfectly crafted for toast, desserts, or savory pairings.
Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe | Blackberry Jam Delight
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon butter (optional, reduces foaming)
- A pinch of salt
- First of all, sterilize your jars and lids in boiling water for approximately 5 minutes.
- Then take a heavy-bottomed pot and combine blackberries and sugar. Let them sit for about 10 minutes to allow juices to release.
- After that, add the lemon juice, butter, and a pinch of salt.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high flame, and stir it constantly so that the sugar may dissolve.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat slightly and continue to boil for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently, until the jam has thickened.
- To test the jam’s readiness, place a spoonful on a cold plate and put it in the freezer for a minute. If the jam wrinkles when you push it, it's done.
- Remove from heat and carefully ladle the hot jam into the sterilized jars, leaving a 1/4 inch of headspace.
- Seal the jars while they are hot, and allow them to cool to room temperature. Store in a cool, dark place.
Here Are Some Delightful Serving Suggestions for Homemade Blackberry Jam
On Toasted Bread: Nothing beats the simplicity of a generous layer of blackberry jam spread over freshly toasted bread. Add a pat of butter for some creaminess.
Layered in Parfaits: Create alternating layers of Greek yogurt, granola, and blackberry jam in a glass for a delicious and visually appealing breakfast or snack.
Pancake/Waffle Topping: Instead of traditional syrup, use the jam to top off a stack of fluffy pancakes or crispy waffles. Throw in some fresh blackberries for an added touch.
In Desserts: Use the jam as a filling for cakes, tarts, or pastries. It also makes an excellent swirl for cheesecakes and brownies.
With Cheese: Pair the jam with cheeses like brie, camembert, or goat cheese. Serve on a cheese board with crackers for a unique and contrasting flavor combination.
Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich: The classic PB&J gets an upgrade with homemade blackberry jam. Use whole grain bread for a healthy twist.
Dressings & Marinades: Whisk the jam with some balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings to create a fruity vinaigrette for salads. Or, use as a glaze for grilling meats, especially pork or chicken.
On Ice Cream: Warm up the jam slightly and drizzle over vanilla ice cream for a dessert that’s simple yet mouth-watering.
Oatmeal Mix-in: Stir the jam into a bowl of hot oatmeal, adding a burst of sweetness and flavor to your morning routine.
In Smoothies: For a touch of sweetness and a rich berry flavor, add a tablespoon or two of the jam into your favorite smoothie blend.
Thumbprint Cookies: Make a batch of basic shortbread or butter cookies and press a thumbprint into the center of each before filling with a dollop of blackberry jam.