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How to Make a Small Batch of Blackberry Jam

This simple and healthy Blackberry Jam requires no canning skills at all. You can make it in just a few minutes and enjoy homemade jam any time!

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I have loved making my own preserves and canning them for years. But it is often very difficult to find ways to make jellies and jam that don’t use a ton of sugar.

Not only does this jam not use processed sugar, it makes a small batch and does not have to be canned. This is a refrigerator jam that anyone can make.

To Make this Blackberry Jam You Will Need:

  • blackberries
  • honey
  • lemon juice
  • plain gelatin
  • water
  • cast iron skillet
  • potato masher
  • jar with lid

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This recipe all begins with fresh blackberries. You’ll cook these for about 10 minutes with some water in your cast iron skillet.

blackberries in a cast iron skillet

Once the berries have softened, take a potato masher and smash the berries. If you don’t have a potato masher, you could carefully use the back of a wooden spoon.

Carefully because the berries might squirt juice and blackberry juice stains!

As you mash the berries, if you see any of the hard berry cores, remove them. Occasionally when a berry is picked, the hard core comes off of the stem and stays inside the berry.

mashing blackberries

Add in some plain powdered gelatin, lemon juice and a little honey. I generally will use a third of a cup for a batch of jam. However if your berries are tart, you may need an extra tablespoon or so.

Taste a berry before you start the jam, so you’ll know if you will need that extra bit of honey.

Cook and whisk this over medium heat to dissolve the gelatin. Let it all cook together for about 10 minutes.

honey being poured into a skillet

Once the jam has cooked, spoon it into a jar. Allow the jam to cool to room temperature, then close the lid on your jar and refrigerate overnight.

Small Batch of Blackberry Jam | Wholesome Skillet

Enjoy your homemade Blackberry Jam on some Biscuits, or spread it on some Pancakes. Any way you want to have this jam will be a pleasure.

Try making this with red raspberries, too!

How to Make a Small Batch of Blackberry Jam | Wholesome Skillet

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Yield: about 1 1/2 cup

How to Make Small Batch Blackberry Jam

How to Make Small Batch Blackberry Jam

This simple and healthy Blackberry Jam requires no canning skills at all. You can make it in just a few minutes and enjoy homemade jam any time.

Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 2 tsp plain gelatin
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. To begin, cook the blackberries and water together in a skillet for 10 minutes. (I use a cast iron skillet.)
  2. Once the berries have softened, take a potato masher and smash the berries. If you don’t have a potato masher, you could carefully use the back of a wooden spoon. Carefully because the berries might squirt juice and blackberry juice stains!
  3. As you mash the berries, if you see any of the hard berry cores, remove them. Occasionally when a berry is picked, the hard core comes off of the stem and stays inside the berry.
  4. Add in the gelatin, lemon juice and honey.
  5. Note: I generally will use a third of a cup for a batch of jam. However if your berries are tart, you may need an extra tablespoon or so. Taste a berry before you start the jam, so you’ll know if you will need that extra bit of honey.
  6. Cook and whisk this over medium heat to dissolve the gelatin. Let it all cook together for about 10 minutes.
  7. Once the jam has cooked, spoon it into a jar. Allow the jam to cool to room temperature, then close the lid on your jar and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 Tb

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

This recipe was shared in Meal Plan Monday.

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