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Old 06-11-2002, 12:33 PM
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Does anyone know how to preserve blackberries?

Does anyone know how to preserve blackberries? I have always wondered how to make them into preserves and jams because
they taste so good by themselves that I think they would be pretty swell preserved. How many blackberries does it taketo make a jam out of them? I have a few bushes growing around my house, but the birds usually eat what isn't ripe or the berries hat
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Old 06-15-2002, 12:19 PM
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Blackberries can be frozen to use later or you can buy a package of suregel or fruit Jell and the instructions are inside for jellies and jams. Good luck and God bless.
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Old 06-15-2002, 12:44 PM
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Blackberries make wonderful preserves. I love making my own. You can find the recipe in the box of surejell with recipes for lots of other fruit.

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Old 06-15-2002, 08:06 PM
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Couldn't you use something like what is used for strawberries to keep the birds out? I would think that would work.
Just a thought.

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Old 06-15-2002, 10:43 PM
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Reduced Sugar Blackberry Jam


This recipe comes from Kerr Canning..................

I suppose you could reduce the recipe if you needed to

~~~~~Reduced Sugar Blackberry jam~~~~~~~

6 cups cruched blackberries
1 3/4 oz packet (Kerr) Pure Fruit Pectin (lite)
4 1/2 cups sugar


In a 6 - 8 qt sauce pan, stir together berries and pectin. Over high heat, bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Quickly add sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim foam if necessary. Immediately fill hot half pint jars, leaving 1/4" head sapce. Follow mnfg inst fro canning - OR - you could put into clean canning jars and refridgerate for appx 2 - 3 weeks. Great gifts if you can't eat it all in that time. Or you could freeze.

Have a very berry summer!!..........mmmmmmmmm
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Old 06-18-2002, 10:09 AM
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Check out some of these sites and decide from there...

There are tons of things out there if you take a few min to look around...I can tell you, I have quite the little reference book after all this time now! LOL
Hope you find something to do with those berries of your

Gran use to take the "Not so great" berries and cook them to a mesh and then strain out the juice and use it for DYE on muslin...she came up with some of the coolest colors!
Have fun!!!
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Old 06-24-2002, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for the replies! I will try the sites you good people requested. ;-) Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:45 AM
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Blackberry Jam

Hi there,

I made blackberry jam at the weekend and the recipe goes as follows:-

Take 2lbs of Blackberries and put in a preserving pan or a heavy saucepan, add the juice of 1 lemon and half a pint of water. Bring it up to the boil and cover. Boil for approximately 15 minutes or until the blackberries are very squashy. Strain the blackberries through a sieve keeping all the liquid, and getting rid of the pulp of the blackberries.

Then for every pint of liquid you have add to it 1 pound of caster sugar. Put the liquid and sugar back into a clean pan and bring up to the boil. Then simmer until it reaches setting point. We test by placing some of the jam on a cold plate and allowing it to cool and then pushing it with your finger to see if it wrinkles. If it does then it is ready. Leave it cool for 10 minutes and skim off any scum that has risen to the surface.

Then place the jam into warmed, sterilised jam jars and seal them tightly.

Makes really yummy jam!!!

I hope that this makes sense to you.
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