This jam recipe is very easy to make and delicious! The apple and blackberry go so well together. I use organic fruit and sugar - with very little sugar since the fruit is naturally sweet. I use pectin because it cuts down the cooking time and sugar significantly and makes the jam nice and thick. This recipe makes six 8oz. jars. Enjoy!
- Wash, remove stems, and mash berries. Make sure to measure 4 cups mashed berries.
- Dice apples into tiny pieces - leave skin on.
- Place apples and lemon juice in large pan on medium heat.
- Cook apples for 5 minutes until soft.
- Add mashed berries and cook until it boils, stirring a few times.
- Let fruit boil for 2-3 minutes.
- In separate bowl, combine sugar and pectin and stir together.
- Add sugar/pectin mixture into boiling fruit and stir.
- Boil (high boil) for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and fill jars to 1/4" of top. (Recipe makes six 8oz. jars).
- Wipe rims clean and screw on 2-piece lids.
- Let jars cool. You will hear a "pop" sound once sealed. You do not have to put jars in boiling water. Just let cool on your kitchen counter. Easy!
Although I did have enough berries to make the entire batch, I cut the recipe in half, 'cause I had other plans for the rest of the berries! Then I kept 2 jars for our own enjoyment & gifted one to a friend! I found this recipe very easy to prepare & the combined flavors of blackberries & the McIntosh apples that I used! Thanks for sharing a great recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef event]