Stolen Berry Jam Recipe

Stolen Berry Jam

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  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 pounds stolen blackberries, washed, picked over, and mashed
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon calcium water*
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon Pomona's pectin

*The calcium water and pectin amounts are specifically tailored for use with Pomona’s pectin. If using a different brand or variety, follow manufacturer's guidelines.

How to make Stolen Berry Jam

During the Portland summer, wild, urban blackberry bushes give up astonishing quantities of berries to anyone with a bucket and some time to kill. I gather as many as I can carry and make jam, jam, jam. Yields approximately six pints.

  1. While your jars and lids boil, combine and heat mashed berries, calcium water, lemon juice and honey.
  2. When the berry mixture comes to a boil, sprinkle in the pectin. Stir vigorously and thoroughly, taking care to hunt down and eliminate pectin lumps.
  3. Return to a boil for a few moments, remove from heat, and fill sanitized jars.
  4. To seal jars, first wipe their mouths with a clean cloth, careful not to touch them with your fingers.
  5. Apply lids and rings.
  6. Place jars into a large, tall stockpot full of boiling water. Boil, submerged, for five minutes.
  7. Remove jars carefully with canning tool or tongs. 8. Allow to cool. Home-canned products should be used within a year.

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  • elena
    elena says

    uhhh... qué buenísima pinta!

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    haha I love it. THIEF!!

  • MissJ9
    MissJ9 says

    Thief, sure, technically. But even now there are bushes still full of berries. The berries are, of course, all dried up and then rain-soaked and completely unusable. I don't feel bad about taking them, I feel bad about leaving any to waste!

  • acd111
    acd111 says

    luckily we have something like fifty blueberry bushes on our property :P

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