So popular, my Easy Blackberry & Apple Jam is simple to make, utterly delicious and made with no added pectin. It’s also uses just one pot unlike some recipes. Once you taste this amazing jam you’ll be foraging for blackberries every year just to make it!
I recently went out foraging for apples and blackberries locally and although the apples weren’t up to much the blackberries were fab if a little difficult to pick.Long sleeves, trousers, socks and a stick are must haves if you don’t want to get scratched and stung and another time I would bring gardening gloves too.
It took me over an hour to gather just 600 g as I think I’m not the only forager locally!
This weekend I went to a car boot sale at a local farm where I managed to pick the same amount in about 20 minutes so it really is about being in the right place at the right time.
I could have come home and made a blackberry and apple crumble or some such dessert but I didn’t want to put all my hard work to such a quick and frivolous use.
No, it had to be Blackberry & Apple or Bramble Jam to preserve the fruits of my labours so to speak.
If I’m honest I do think I’ve fallen in love with jam making and if you’ve not tried it yet then I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I haven’t had one disaster with jam making which I can’t say for many other areas of cooking!
I researched various recipes and found that most of them wanted the blackberries and apples cooked separately. After spending so long picking the fruit this seemed like an exercise I didn’t want to go through.
So I was pleased to then find a recipe in “The Classic 1000 Recipes” book (Foulsham) where the fruits were boiled in the same pan.
Hence I adapted this recipe and gave some flesh to the bones of the method to make my Easy Blackberry & Apple Jam!
My family loved this jam and even my pip hating husband did too.
I think it tasted all the better for having foraged the blackberries and we have enough jars to take us into the winter as I made 6 jars of varying sizes.
As usual just before you start jam making just wash your jars and lids in hot soapy water, fill with boiling water, empty and then pop in the oven for 20 mins at 140°C (120°C fan) and leave in there until your jam is ready.
Storage & Shelf Life
This Blackberry & Apple Jam should be kept in a cool, dark, dry place (I keep mine in a cupboard in my garage). It’s best eaten within the first 12 months but will be shelf stable for years.
Once open store in fridge and use a clean spoon to prolong shelf life. Will last for many months.
More blackberry & foraged fruit preserve recipes:
- Easy Seedless Blackberry Jam
- Blackberry & Apple Jelly
- Blackberry & Raspberry Jam
- Easy Blackberry Curd
- Tutti Frutti Jam
- Traditional Blackberry Jam
- Simple Elderberry Jam
I know you’ll love this Easy Blackberry & Apple Jam as much as I do. Don’t forget to tag @FabFood4All when you make it as I love seeing my recipes come to life!
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Easy Blackberry & Apple Jam
- 600 g Blackberries washed & drained
- 500 g Bramley apples peeled, cored and cut into berry sized chunks
- 1.1 kg Granulated sugar
- 300 ml Water
- 10 g Butter
- Put the water and apple chunks in a preserving pan (or similar) and simmer gently until soft (about 5 mins).
- Add the blackberries, bring to the boil and simmer until soft (about 15 – 20 mins).
- Add the sugar off the heat stirring to dissolve the crystals.
- Heat the pan gently to ensure all the sugar dissolves, then boil rapidly for 10 mins stirring regularly.
- Take off the heat and test a large drop of jam on a chilled saucer and if it crinkles after a couple of mins it’s ready.
- If not boil for another 2 mins and repeat test until ready.
- Remove excess scum with a slotted spoon and then stir in the butter to remove the rest.
- Ladle into hot sterilised jars and screw lids on immediately.
- Makes 1.8 kg.