Home Made Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam.                                         19/8/2013

Today I went to collect my books and I happened to park next to blackberry bush. It was full of luscious fruits, so I decided to pick them. I managed to get about a cupful.

When I went home, I felt that I should gather more and I went foraging along Kirby road with my daughter. We went for a walk and on the way back collected more blackberries. So the next thing was to make Blackberry Jam!

As far as I know the proportion of fruit to sugar is 1:1.

I collected 900g! So I start my first proper Jam making session. I took a look at BBC Food website and got the recipe. The only addition was 1 ½ Tbsp of lemon juice and a knob of butter. I had already kept some orange/citrus seeds to use as pectin, but I decided to follow the recipe using lemon juice. It was rather fun. We end up with 3 ½ bottles of Jam- of various sizes.

The recipe – adapted from BBC Food.


Blackberry Jam



900g Blackberries – rinsed and drained.

I know one is not suppose to rinse them, but I feel that it would not be hygienic.

900g Sugar,

1½ tbsp lemon juice

A knob of Butter.


  1. In a large heavy bottomed pan, put in the berries, the lemon juice and 50 ml of water and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add in the sugar and gently boil until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Bring it to a rolling boil for about 15 minutes.
  5. Check that the jam has reached the set point by putting it on a plate that has been chilled.
  6. Leave it for a while and gently push it with your finger. If it wrinkles, the jam has reached the setting point. Remove from heat.
  7. Remove the scum and add a knob of butter
  8. Leave to cool for about 15 minutes and pour them into sterilised jam jar. Cover with grease proof paper and screw tight the jar.
  9. And, you have your jam!

    The end result -4 jars of Blackberry Jam  with a lovely fruity bouquet
    The end result -4 jars of Blackberry Jam with a lovely fruity bouquet
The Blackberries collected and rinsed
The Blackberries collected and rinsed

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  1. JanetWi says:

    Thanks Loretta for the lovely jam. It is a hit for my girl when come to butter and jam sandwich. Thanks for your effort. We really appreciate it.

    1. Penang Lassie says:

      Thanks Janet, I am glad your daughter likes it.

  2. Eka Thomas says:

    Thank you for your blackberry jam, Loretta.. my son love it so much xxx

    1. Penang Lassie says:

      Thanks Eka. I am glad your son like it. Do try out my other recipes. And you can replace with chicken on the recipes that features pork.

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