Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

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Easy Blackberry jam Recipe

I posted a freezer jam recipe awhile back but suddenly we are seeing so many lovely blackberries in my area.  When one of my stores had an amazing sale on organic berries, I grabbed a bunch and decided to make Blackberry Jam.

This is really delicious and very fast to make.  My kids love to have this spread on crusty french bread along with some fruit for a treat or I like it on a crumpet with melty butter… it just doesn’t get any better then that!  You might also try this on pancakes or waffles or muffins or scones… so many wonderful options!

Here is the quick and easy recipe to make a very large jar.

Blackberry Jam Recipe


The first step is to thoroughly wash your berries.  I used organic and if you can find them for a reasonable price that is the best option.

I used (6) 6oz containers of blackberries.  You can adjust this according to how much jam you would like.

Next pop all your berries into the food processor.

Next put your berries in a large skillet on medium high heat.  Add 1/4 cup of sugar (again adjust this to your taste).  My blackberries were a little tart so I used a bit more sugar.  If you have super sweet berries you might reduce this a bit.

Add about 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.

Now bring the jam to a boil and continue stirring for about 10 minutes.  The mixture should reduce down to a nice thick consistency.

How to make blackberry jam


Once you get the right consistency, you want to pour the mixture into a bowl or jar and let it cool at room temperature.  Once it cools, you can put it in the storage container of your choice.

This should last for several weeks in the fridge.

Homemade blackberry jam recipe

I hope you enjoy this recipe!  It was adapted from a recipe by Bobby Flay.  

As another option, you might check out this easy recipe for Freezer Jam.


And here is an easy little tip you might also check out- How to Keep Berries Fresh Longer.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Tonya January 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I had some blackberries that I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to eat before they went bad. I just made this and it was so good! Thanks!

Stacy January 29, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Tastes so good! I made it quickly today….. it was seriously fast and yum! My kids said it was the best lunch ever! :) Thanks!

dodi January 29, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Thanks for this recipe! So much better then store bought.

Charlene January 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Oh Stacy that is so nice of you to say! Thanks! I was thinking next time of using real squeezed orange juice instead of lemon and see how that works.

Charlene January 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Awesome! So glad you liked it Tonya!

sarah March 2, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Can you use a sweetener like stevia or honey instead of table sugar? I’m trying to go clean & natural.

Karen @ The Food Charlatan March 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

This looks so good! We had blackberry vines growing up so they have a special place in my heart :) I will have to try this. Pinned!

Msjbelle March 27, 2014 at 5:25 PM

My favorite recipes taste great and are quick. This had both. Thank you.

Madelen April 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

would this recipe work with blackberry puree? no seeds, just puree..

Lisa GALLARDO May 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM

My Ex Mother in law made this Jam all the time and I forgot about it till now.. Im very glad you posted it, definitely going to make it….

Wendy Kalman July 12, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Would it work with strawberries?

Charlene July 13, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Yes :). With strawberries you can use lemon or lime.

Wendy Kalman July 13, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Thank you!

Pauline July 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Can I make the jam with Splenda?

Charlene July 13, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Pauline, I don’t use artificial sweeteners so I can’t say how that would taste. You could try it :)

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