9.06.2015

Blackberry Mango Jam


This Blackberry Jam is so tartly delicious. I do so love when we can combine a few flavors to get another person's palate wondering what is that! Jam making has become a true love of mine and the longer I do it the more in love with it I am. So let us get started with this simple and delicious jam





This will yield about 8 to 10 half pints of jam

Ingredients

6 cups of blackberries
3 cups of chopped mango's
4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of cinnamon (optional)
1 box powder pectin or not (get it to a gel point no pectin)




Get your Stainless Steel pot ready and put your Blackberries and chopped Mango together in the pot. Bring them to a nice simmer. You will see the blackberries breaking down and the juice just bubble with excitement.

Take your potato masher or any tool you use to break down the fruit and start to break them down.
You want to make the consistency of your jam to your liking. I like my fruit only broken down enough to make sure I get a nice bites of fruit in every bite. That is why we call it "jam"



Once you have it to the right consistency add your lemon juice and let this simmer for 5 minutes.
Now add you pectin mixture to the batch and turn up the heat. Bring your ingredients up to a rolling boil that can not be stirred down.  Keep stirring you do not want to burn the jam. Once the boil is up add your sugar and bring it back to a rolling boil you can not stir down. Get your jam to the gel point and turn the heat off. Let your jam sit for 5 minutes while to get your clean warm jars ready.





 Fill your jar until they have 1/4 inch of head space and wipe the rim clean. Wipe the top clean - seal and twist lid. Process for 10 minutes into water bath.

When done lift out of the water bath and let cool overnight or at least eight hours. Label and store no twist tie left on. 




Disclaimer: This is not an all inclusive recipe for making jam. You should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the canning process before proceeding. Please consult your local Center for Home Preservation for additional information and available classes.     

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