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This Easy Blackberry Jam Is SO Much Better Than Store-Bought

Delish UK logo Delish UK 23/06/2020 Lena Abraham
a piece of cake on a plate: Blackberry Jam from Delish.com is a gorgeously purple jam that's great on toast, cake, or yogurt. © Emily Hlavac Green Blackberry Jam from Delish.com is a gorgeously purple jam that's great on toast, cake, or yogurt.

Whether you're spreading it on toast or swirling it into your hot porridge, this jam is sure to give your breakfast a major upgrade.

Looking for ways to spruce up this simple jam? Try stirring a couple teaspoons of zest from your favourite citrus (we're talking lemon, lime, grapefruit, etc.) after your jam has cooked for an extra boost of flavour.

Yields: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 900 g

    blackberries

  • 400 g

    sugar

  • 2 tbsp.

    lemon juice

  • 2 tsp.

    lemon zest (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Use a large spoon or potato masher to crush the berries, then transfer mixture to a medium sauce pan.
  2. Heat sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until jam is thick, 15 to 20 minutes. Skim any foam that has risen to the surface and stir in lemon zest if using. Transfer to a clean glass jar and let cool completely. Tightly secure lid and refrigerate.
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