black & blue jam

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

Dark, luscious and so flavorful, this jam is a great breakfast condiment! It's different from ordinary jams like strawberry, raspberry, etc.

serves 7 -250ml jars
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For black & blue jam

  • 5 c
    blueberries
  • 5 c
    blackberries
  • 4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest
  • 1 pkg
    (49 g) pectin certo®

How To Make black & blue jam

  • 1
    Prepare your jars, start your lids to simmering and bring your canning pot to a boil.
  • 2
    In a large pot, combine blueberries, blackberries and sugar. Stir well, set the heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Pour in lemon juice and add lemon zest; stir well, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • 3
    Reduce heat slightly and cook for 30 minutes or until it starts to thicken, stirring often.
  • 4
    Add pectin, stir very well and bring the heat back to high; boil for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. To know if it’s ready, dip a metal spoon in an ice water bowl, dry it off and scoop up some jam. Let it cool off to room temperature. If it sets up, it’s ready otherwise cook a little longer. Keep in mind that as the jam cools and sets up, it will get thicker.
  • 5
    Remove from the heat, fill the prepared jars, wipe rims, apply lids and screw bands, and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  • 6
    Remove from water and allow jars to completely cool on a wire rack. Makes 7 jars of 250ml
  • 7
    To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvpGj3K81WE
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