Fresh Blackberry & Apple Jam

"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!"
photo by Lisa Clarice photo by Lisa Clarice
photo by Lisa Clarice
photo by Lisa Clarice photo by Lisa Clarice
Ready In:
6 8oz. jars


  • 6 12 cups blackberries (6 1/2 cups mashed blackberry equals 12 pints or approximately 2 pounds)
  • 2 12 cups apples (peeled and diced)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 14 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons dry pectin (follow directions on your Pectin box)


  • 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!

Questions & Replies

  1. I posted my question in the wrong area - sorry, I didn’t realize this was here. Does the type of Apple matter? And I just wanted to double check the amount of pectin?


  1. I hope to make this soon. Curious about the amount of pectin. It would make sense if the apples were unpeeled, but peeled? I wanted to verify that amount of pectin is correct. Also - does the type of Apple matter?
  2. 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]


I live in Santa Cruz, California and I really love to bake. Over the last few years, I've focused my cooking and baking on using organic ingredients, less sugar, and whole wheat grains. What a fun transformation! I am also having a lot of fun turning my recipes into true "vegan" options, which often means healthier baking and cooking! I am not vegan, but I love offering the option. Give my recipes a try and let me know what you think. Thanks!
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