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Blackberry Basil Jam

Toast lovers rejoice! I’ve got just the spread for you: Blackberry Basil Jam. Your morning breakfast will be anything but boring toast and jam. Now you can have toast and Blackberry Basil Jam. 

The combination of juicy blackberries, fresh basil, and some sugar makes for a great topping for toast, waffles, pancakes, and even scones.  You’ll love the sweet and tart flavor and the smooth and rich texture. This blackberry basil jam will just add that je ne sais quoi to whatever you eat it on.

Jam made with blackberries and basil

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Blackberry Basil Jam Ingredients:

  • Frozen Blackberries, thawed, juice reserved
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Sugar
  • Orange Juice
  • Lemon Juice

How to Make Blackberry Basil Jam

  1. In a food processor, combine the basil, sugar, orange juice, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place the blackberries and their juice in a medium saucepan and lightly mash with a potato masher. 
  3. Stir the basil/sugar mixture into the blackberries and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until the mixture is thick, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon without running. 
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the jam to cool for 1 hour (the jam will continue to thicken as it cools). 
  5. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Why You’ll Love Blackberry Basil Jam

  • Super easy to make. Once you make this homemade jam recipe you’ll never go back to store-bought.
  • The sweet and tart flavor complements anything you spread it on.
  • Makes a great hostess gift. Place the jam in a Mason jar and attach a pretty label or bow and you’ve got an instant gift.

All About Blackberry Basil Jam

Blackberry jam is a fruit spread that can be used on a variety of different foods. Most people just spread jam on bread but I like to use it on lots of other things like waffles, pancakes, or scones. You can also use it as a filling for muffins or loaves or as a topping on your ice cream sundae.

Jam made with blackberries and basil

Blackberry Basil Jam Variations

  • Use a variety of different fruits either in combination with each other or on their own. 
  • Chop up mint instead of basil.
  • Add cinnamon or cayenne to spice it up. 

How to Store Blackberry Basil Jam

Blackberry Basil Jam can be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for a few days. Since it does not have any preservatives in it you should consume it within  3 days. You can also freeze the jam if you like.

FAQs

Can I use fresh blackberries to make this jam?

Yes, fresh or frozen blackberries will work well in this recipe. 

Do I have to put the full amount of sugar in the jam?

How much sugar to use is really a personal preference. It also depends on how ripe your berries are. You can easily add less and taste-test the jam to see if it is to your liking. 

Can I use bottled orange and lemon juice?

In a pinch, you can absolutely use bottled juice but the taste of fresh is so much better.

Can I make a double batch?

If you simply can’t get enough of this blackberry basil jam you can easily make a double batch and freeze half. Just make sure your food processor is large enough to accommodate twice the amount or make them in separate batches.

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Jam made with blackberries and basil

Blackberry Basil Jam

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Rest Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

You’ll love the sweet and tart flavor and the smooth and rich texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen blackberries, thawed, juice reserved
  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves- Do NOT use Dried Basil-
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine the basil, sugar, orange juice, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place the blackberries and their juice in a medium saucepan and lightly mash with a potato masher. 
  3. Stir the basil/sugar mixture into the blackberries and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until the mixture is thick, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon without running. 
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the jam to cool for 1 hour (the jam will continue to thicken as it cools). 
  5. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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