Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blackberry Jam

Proverbs 31:15- She get up while it is still night; she provides food for her family.

Lately we have been getting a lot of fresh fruit from our family! My parents have given us strawberries and peaches. See here how to freeze Strawberries and Peaches.

The other day Derrick's grandma gave us a box of blackberries she had picked from her neighbors yard. Derrick and I decided we would try making and canning blackberry jam!

1. Wash 2 cups blackberries & remove any stems. Crush the blackberries using a potato masher.

2. Boil jars and lids.

3. Boil 2 cups of sugar & 2 cups of crushed blackberries. Boil until it starts to thicken & use a meat thermometer to make sure it's at 220 degrees.

4. When it's reached the correct temperature, scrap of any foam and remove pan from heat.

5. Using a funnel, fill the canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch space at the top.

6. Wipe off any excess jam from around the top of the jar.

7. Place the lid & ring on the jar.

8. Boil jars for 5 minutes.

9. Let cool.

 10. Serve on toast or anything else you like.

My next thing I'm going to try is blackberry cobbler! I've never made it before so feel free to give any suggestions or recipes you have! :)

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