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The best blackberry jam with bay and vanilla

This super tasty blackberry jam goes as well on toast as it does added to savoury dishes too
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course preserves
Cuisine British
Servings 2 200ml jars
Calories 677 kcal


  • 300 g blackberries
  • 100 g apple cooking apple
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 300 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tsp blackberry and apple gin or normal gin (optional)


  • Simmer the blackberries, lemon juice, apple and bay leaf in a pan with 50ml of water till all the fruit is tender
  • Mash fruit with a potato masher (you can press half of it, all of it or none of it through a sieve for smooth texture)
  • add the vanilla extract and salt and the sugar and allow sugar to dissolve completely then bring to boil for about 5 minutes till it reaches 105C which is the setting point
  • carefully ladle into sterilised jars
  • stir in 1 tsp of gin in each jar



calories shown for total amount of jam made


Calories: 677kcalCarbohydrates: 172gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 9gSugar: 163gVitamin A: 351IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blackberries
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