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35Bake Time

Blackberry & Apple Jam

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  • Egg Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

About the bake

Make use of those hedgerow blackberries that look so neglected and transform them into this luscious preserve.

35Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Pile the blackberries and apples into a large pan with the water. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes until the fruit is tender and the contents of the pan reduced.

  2. Step 2:

    Add the golden granulated sugar, bring to the boil, stirring, and then boil rapidly for about 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    Pour in the apple pectin, cook for a few more minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Turn off the heat. Put a teaspoonful of jam onto a cold saucer and leave it for 1 minute. Drag your finger lightly over the surface of the jam on the plate, if a skin has formed and wrinkles, that means it has reached setting point. If the skin doesn’t wrinkle, continue boiling for a couple more minutes, turn off the heat and try again. Cool for 1 hour

  5. Step 5:

    Put clean jars upturned onto a baking sheet and heat on the lowest oven setting for 15 minutes to sterilize the jars. Pour in jam, cover, seal and label.


  • For The Jam

    • 600g Blackberries
    • 500g Apple(s) (cooking, cored and chopped)
    • 100ml Water (warm)
    • 1.2kg Billington's unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 100ml Apple pectin


  • Large preserving pan
  • Sterilised jars and lids

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