Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spicy Blackberry Jam

We have wonderful Blackberry bushes that have brought an abundant harvest this year. We love our blackberries and often times have cobblers, pies, crisp, along with berries and cream. Some of the berries never make it out of the garden, we enjoy them right there. One of our favorite recipes for the berries is our Spicy Blackberry Jam, my Grandmother used this recipe every year for her berries.This year some folks will find one of these special little jars of jam in their Christmas Box. Sure hope you enjoy this old fashioned recipe for the berries.

Spicy Blackberry Jam at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Have Wonderful Blackberry Bushes 
Here Come The Berries

Spicy Blackberry Jam at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

When The Berries Are Ripe They Are Picked Everyday

Spicy Blackberry Jam at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Are Ready To Make Some Jam!

Spicy Blackberry Jam
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Yield 7 (8 ounce) Jars
5 cups Blackberries
7 cups sugar
1- (1 3/4 ounce) package dry pectin
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix the sugar, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
Wash the berries, then crush them with a potato masher.
Pour the berries and the juice in a very large stew pot over high heat. Stir the berries constantly.
Add the pectin to the berries a little at a time stirring constantly, until the berries reach a full boil.
Add the sugar and spice mix& stirring constantly, so the berries don't scorch. Bring the mixture back to a full boil and boil for 1 minute.
Remove the mix from the heat and ladle into hot sterilized jars. Be sure and leave a little room at the top of the jar, then seal with the canning lid and ring.
Process the filled jars in a water bath for 10 minutes.
Remove to a cooling area and do not disturb for at least 24 hours.
Store in a cool dry place until opening.
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These Little Jars Make Great Gifts

Spicy Blackberry Jam at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Delicious On A Slice Of Buttered Crusted Bread

Spicy Blackberry Jam at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
I loved getting to make this jam with you today, it is so much fun to have a friend in the kitchen. Hope you are having lots of wonderful Blackberries at your home this year. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. Oh I'll bet this is wonderful, what great gifts:@)

  2. I would absolutely be in "blackberry Heaven" ! Love, love them! My mother used to make the most delicious cobbler. I think mine comes pretty close! :) This jam sounds wonderful ~ nothing quite like homemade!


  3. I never thought of a spicy jam! I'll give it a try!

  4. We have wild blackberry bushes all over our yard! I need to try this next year! Our blackberries are gone now!

  5. We had a ton of blackberries this year. I never thought to add spices to my blackberry jam. I will have to try that for sure!

  6. Oh how tasty! I imagine those spices really perk it up. Love your little jars too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. You Rock!

  7. Here from Inspire Me Monday. So jealous of your blackberry bushes! Never heard of making the jam spicy before. But since it's your granny's recipe, I know it's good!

  8. I've never put spices in my blackberry jam, but after reading your recipe, I'm going to try it next time!

  9. The blackberries are starting to ripen in our hedgerows here in England too, Miz Helen! Love your delicious Spicy Blackberry Jam recipe with all the warming spices you have used. Sharing. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop! Have a lovely weekend!

  10. Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!


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