Blackberry Basil Jam

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Are you sick of jam yet? Somehow, I’m not. My in-laws were here at the end of May and we went blackberry picking one day. That week I made three batches of jam. I fully admit I’m a little crazy when it comes to jam, but it is so darn easy that I can’t help making a ton of it. And when you have big beautiful blackberries and a full-on bouquet of basil … well, I don’t know what other people do, but I make jam.

Blackberry Basil Jam - What do you do with big beautiful blackberries and a full-on bouquet of basil? Make blackberry basil jam, of course!
Blackberry Basil Jam

Blackberry Basil Jam

Blackberry jam with fresh basil
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Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 5 half-pint jars
Calories 36 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups blackberries, crushed
  • 1 cup no sugar added apple juice
  • 1 box Ball No Sugar pectin
  • 1/2 cup finely diced fresh basil
  • Honey

Instructions

  • In a 6-quart stockpot or dutch oven, heat the blackberries and apple juice over medium-high. Stir in the pectin, and bring to a rapid boil. Add the basil, and up to 1 cup of honey, depending on your tastes. Return to a boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, fill jars, and process in a hot-water bath for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 36 kcalCarbohydrates: 9 gSodium: 3 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 7 g
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7 Comments

  1. Crazy jam lady.

    You know, it could be worse. It doesn’t take up space in your freezer, it doesn’t spoil, and people love getting it as a present. Much better than being a crazy cat lady.

    This doesn’t seem like it would be very sweet. How do you use it? It might be good on a pork tenderloin.

  2. You are not crazy, I have been trying to decide with to do with all the fruit I have in the freezer. This is the best season to make jams and jellies with all the different fresh fruits and veggies out there.

  3. See, now — I tend not to make jam because I’m afraid we won’t eat it. But, this looks fabulous. I would totally make up excuses to eat blackberry jam with BASIL in it. Yum.

  4. I have the silliest question. Are you measuring out 5 cups of berries then crushing them, or is it a full 5 cups of berries that are already crushed? 🙂

    1. @Valerie, It’s 5 cups already crushed. It’s not a silly question; I had it often when I started canning!

    2. Hi Valerie, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. It is 5 cups of berries that are already crushed. What I do is crush the berries in small batches and measure as I go so I don’t end up with more crushed than I need. (Although crushed berries are a great addition to scones!)

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