Blackberry & apple jam


500g blackberries

500g cooking apples (peeled, cored and chopped)

1kg caster sugar

3 tablespoons pectin

100ml cold water

5 x jam jars


1. Put the blackberries and apples. lemon juice and water into a large saucepan

2. Simmer for approx 20 minutes, or until all fruit has softened and can be mashed with a potato masher

3. Add the sugar to the pan and stir until dissolved

4. Once all sugar has dissolved, turn up the heat and boil rapidly for 5 minutes

5. Remove from the heat, stir in the pectin and leave to one side to cool whilst placing your jam jars into the oven to sterilize. (Gas mark 4 for approx 10 mins)

6. Remove jars from the oven and pour in the jam. Leave to one side to cool and then place in the fridge



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