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The Best Blackberry Bourbon Jam

This Blackberry Bourbon Jam is incredibly easy, makes a lovely gift, and tastes amazing. With just 5 ingredients, you aren’t going to find a more simple recipe. Serve it on some fresh baked biscuits, eat it on toast, or sneak a taste with a spoon. No matter how you eat it, it’s impressive.

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What’s In Blackberry Bourbon Jam

How To Make The Best Blackberry Bourbon Jam Recipe

  1. Clean the blackberries and add them to a medium-sized pan.
  2. Take a wooden spoon and mash the blackberries. This will help the juices release.
  3. Pour in the bourbon, vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar into the pan.
  4. Stir to combine all of the ingredients and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn on the heat to medium-high and cook until the blackberry mixture starts to bubble.
  6. Then turn down the heat to low and allow it to simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  7. If you are planning to eat it right away, allow it to cool then put into jars. If planning to can, put the hot jam into sterilized jars and follow the directions below.

PRO TIP: To thicken the jam, let it cook for longer.

Easy Blackberry Jam
Easy Blackberry Jam

How to Can Blackberry Bourbon Jam

  1. Place 2 empty jars into a pot. Add enough water to cover the jars completely.
  2. Let the water boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Take a pair of tongs to remove the jars from the water.
  4. Spoon the hot blackberry jam into the jars. Wipe away any liquid on the outside of the jar.
  5. Add the lids and seal tightly.
  6. Take the tongs and pick up the jars and place them back into the boiling water. Cook for 5 additional minutes.
  7. Remove the jars of jam with tongs and place them on a kitchen towel.

Why You’ll Love This Blackberry Jam Recipe

  • It tastes incredible.
  • You can make homemade jam in less than 1 hour.
  • Perfect for brunch or breakfast and will add a pop of color to your spread of food.
  • It’s gluten-free.
  • Can be frozen to save for later.
  • You can easily make a double or triple batch when preparing for gifts.

Can I Use Different Fruit?

Sure! There are many kinds of fruit that will work. Be sure if you use a fruit with a skin that you remove it before starting. Peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries are just a few fruits that come to mind. Try them all and see what you like the best.

How Long Does It Last In The Freezer?

As long as you keep the jam in an airtight container it will last in the freezer for up to 6 months. You can freeze it in glass jars, plastic containers, or freezer bags. Jars tend to work best, but as long as it’s sealed properly you will be fine.

What To Do With Blackberry Bourbon Jam

I love that you can do so much with this tasty blackberry bourbon jam recipe. I wanted to share a few ways that we love eating the jam:

  • Add it to yogurt. Put 1-2 tablespoons of jam into your favorite yogurt. It takes it to a whole new level of amazing!
  • Top some ice cream with it. Yep, you can even drizzle the jam on top of a cold bowl of ice cream. Yum!
  • Put it on pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Seriously, it’s amazing and you need to try it!
  • Eat it on a biscuit or bread. Any kind of bread whether it’s toasted or a biscuit will go well with the blackberry bourbon jam.

The options are endless when it comes to serving this homemade jam. Try it and let us know what you like the best!

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The Best Blackberry Bourbon Jam

Yield: 2 jars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Blackberry Bourbon Jam is made with just a few simple ingredients and is loaded with flavor! Whether you just like to have jelly or jam on a piece of toast or serve over a bowl of vanilla ice cream, this version of Blackberry Jam is for you.


  • 1 ½ lbs blackberries (fresh)
  • 3 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Place washed blackberries in a medium sized saute pan
  2. Use a wooden spoon to mash the blackberries a bit to help break them open
  3. Add in the bourbon, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar
  4. Stir and let the mixtures sit for about 10 minutes
  5. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture begins to bubble
  6. Turn the heat to low and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until desired thickness
  7. If consuming immediately, let cool and spoon into jars or containers of choice
  8. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use
Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving Calories 59Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 1g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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Thursday 24th of June 2021

I love the addition of bourbon in this jam! I used the jam to make thumbprint cookies and they were so good!


Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

So delicious and flavorful, really love the blackberries!


Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

This jam was so flavorful! It was a great way to use up my blackberries!


Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

No berries going to waste with this recipe!

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