Blackberry Jam [RECIPE]

When blackberries are in season, make this versatile jam recipe in a matter of minutes! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Why buy a tiny, expensive jar of blackberry jam when it is so easy to make? All it takes is three ingredients to make a pint of homemade goodness that goes great on your favorite breakfast bread, including pancakes and waffles. Use it to make a delicious PB and J. Or, spoon it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream as a yummy dessert. This also makes a great gift for someone special. Just pack it in a glass Ball jar and tie a bow around it to make it look festive!

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Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

Homemade pineapple jam makes a tasty addition to any breakfast or brunch. It can also be served warm as a glaze for ham or roasted pork, or served on top of ice cream to make a tropical sundae.

One of the easiest ways to give a splash of tropical flavor to your morning toast is to create this delicious jam made from shredded pineapple. It is also great over ice cream or served warm with roasted pork or chicken. If you want to make use of the entire pineapple, reserve the rind in a zip-top plastic bag and refrigerate for future use.

PREP

10 minutes

COOK

1 hour 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
DIRECTIONS
  1. Peel the pineapple and grate the flesh – you should end up with about 2 cups. Put the pineapple and water in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the pineapple is soft, about 35 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and lime juice and stir to combine. Cook until the mixture has thickened, about 45 to 60 minutes. Spoon the jam into a 16-ounce jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
YIELDS

2 cups

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