Loved the recipe but extremely sweet. Going out to pick more blackberries today and try again with half the sugar.<br/>Second batch cut the sugar by 1/3. So much better. My man loves it and that is what matters to me.
perfectly wonderful recipe! I had 6 gallons of frozen fruit left over from last year's harvest which I used to make this jam. talk about lovely results!
This was my second time using this recipe. It's very simple to follow and makes some fantastic jam. Blackberries grow wild around my home and I've been looking for a good way to keep the berries indefinately other than freezing them. This works great for long term storage. Thanks for posting!
Great solid jam recipe! So simple to follow and easy to fix, my husband even tried his hand at it! We played around with different batches with reduced amounts of sugar (as my husband doesn't like really sweet jams) and found that 3-4 cups works well for his pallet, but seems everyone liked it with the 1:1 ratio of sugar to cups of berries. Wonderful flavor!
when i tried this recipe, it was my first time doing anything with canning, but i knew that as long as you follow the recipe, not much could go wrong. the problem when i tried this recipe was that i didnt actually follow the instructions. i ended up mixing up the sugar and pectin and overboiling the pot of berries and turning my stove pink!!!!!!!!! i just hope it still turns out ok!!!!!!!
This was my first time to make black berry Jam and it turned out just perfect and so delicious!
Far too much sugar for my liking and Blackberries really have enough pectin of their own. Usually 6 min of cooking and it done.
Made this for my hubby who's crazy about the stuff. I used wild Maine blackberries and was a bit short of the 5 cups needed so I compensated with a bit of blueberries. It didn't affect the taste or the outcome. Made seven pints just as you said it would.
This is a great recipe. This was my first time making jam, and it was really easy. I have always been a little leary of canning (scared it was too hard, time consuming, etc.) and this was a great way to learn how. This recipe was easy to follow and tasted like heaven! Thanks sooo much for this recipe, I plan to use it again and again.
This was the second jam I ever made - it was very easy to make and my husband says it's the best jam he's ever tasted! The only hiccup (not related to the recipe though) was that we discovered to our horror that there were little larvae in the blackberries we picked from a pick your own farm. We fished out as many as we could, jokingly refer to the finished product as "high protein jam".