Summer Berry Jam

Introduction: Summer Berry Jam

I saw the blackberries ripening along the railway line. So I went to the market and bought small strawberries and blueberries, and on the way home we picked a big bag of blackberries. You could make this jam out of any berries. It reminds me of my late mother, who took me blackberrying and taught me to make jam.

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Step 1: Ingredients

About 2 kg berries - I used equal quantities of wild blackberries, small strawberries (hulled and halved), and blueberries.
1.75 kg sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
125 ml Certo (pectin)

Step 2: Make the Jam

Put the berries, lemon juice and sugar in a heavy pan and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved completely. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil, stirring, until it reaches a full rolling boil. Boil for two minutes. Stir in the pectin and take off the heat. Leave to cool for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Pot the Jam

Stir the jam to distribute the fruit. Ladle into clean warm jars (Heat them in a low oven while the jam is cooling). Cover with lids or cellophane jam covers.

Step 4: The Finished Jam

Label the jars. Store in a cool place, refrigerate once opened. Don't keep too long as this jam has relatively low sugar- it should keep for up to six months.

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6 Discussions

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momoluv
momoluv

4 years ago

I love homemade jams, I'll have to try this!

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marthahunt
marthahunt

Reply 4 years ago

It was easy and it made loads.

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Sunglowart
Sunglowart

4 years ago

I love berries!!

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marthahunt
marthahunt

Reply 4 years ago

So do I!