When I first heard about making jam, I was told it was a long, hard and challenging process. Apparently, there are things that can go wrong and ruin it. WHA?
After picking berries in the morning, my friend and I got lunch, grabbed some canning jars, and proceeded to JAM!
We threw a pot of water on the stove, then strained some berries to mash.
After mashing the berries, they were put in a pot and boiled with some sugar and pectin.
While that was boiling, the canning jars had to be sterilized – this meant they all went in the previously mentioned pot of boiling water for ten minutes – then the lids went in for 10 minutes. After boiling the jam for a couple minutes, it was canned. We made two batches, which filled about 9 and a half jars.
While I expected it to be challenging or difficult, it was actually super easy. And now I have a ton of blackberries leftover.
What’s your favorite thing to do with blackberries?