Blackberry jelly for the pickin'

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They're ripe, and they're free! Another experiment in 100-foot cuisine! They grow wild, we're stewards of the land (that is, we pay the property taxes on it), and they'll just die if I don't pick them, right? Let's make jelly!

Step 1: Ingredients

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1-2 quarts of ripe blackberries
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon size packets Stevia in the Raw
3 t. powdered pectin

Stever08123 years ago
Compost it!
Dr. P (author)  Stever08123 years ago
Can you imagine the vegetable garden when those seeds decided to sprout? I'd have to leave the country.
Mr. E Meat3 years ago
Nice instructable! I still have tons of blackberries from last year in the freezer. I think I might just make a batch of blackberry jelly! I'm blessed with neighbors that do not care for their yards and the blackberries grow over their fences into my yard. I get more than I can pick every year. Mmmm... Blackberry wine... I should do an Instructable...
Dr. P (author)  Mr. E Meat3 years ago
Oh, please do the blackberry wine thing! I have about all the jelly I can eat.
MaryT8M3 years ago
did you check the date on the pectin? It needs to be fresh....Ask me how I know! ;-)

I'm SO jealous blackberries are SO $$$ here.

this (and the rest of your instructables look wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
Dr. P (author)  MaryT8M3 years ago
I did check--yeast has taught me that lesson. I just jostled the jars, and they're set! Yea! Biscuits for breakfast. Thanks for the kind words.
Dr. P (author)  Dr. P3 years ago
Sorry, I was wrapped up in thoughts of biscuits. Mary T8M, how do you know the pectin has to be fresh?
Dr. P (author) 3 years ago
I've just spread it out and put it in the dehydrator. We'll see if it becomes jerky. I can do the cream cheese tomorrow or the next day, because there are still a lot of berries out there! I love food from the gods!
YUM! I love blackberries. You could probably add the pulp to a cobbler. Or mix it with whipped cream or cream cheese. :)
Dr. P (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Cream cheese! Something like those congealed salads... yeah!
Oh, and if you add a little marshmallow fluff to the cream cheese, it's even better!