Blackberry Jelly

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Blackberry jelly is great for making rich sauces or serving as it is with game or even cheese – why not try it with a baked Camembert?


  • 2Kg blackberries
  • 450ml water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Sugar


  1. Rinse and drain the berries, and put them into a preserving pan with the water, and the lemon juice.
  2. Bring the pan to the boil and simmer until the fruit turns to a pulp and the juices are released (usually about 45-60 minutes).
  3. Strain the pulp through a jelly bag for a couple of hours, or even better overnight, making sure you do not poke or squeeze the bag as this will make the jelly cloudy.
  4. Measure the juice and return to a clean pan, then bring to the boil.
  5. As soon as the juice reaches boiling point reduce to a simmer then add the sugar (you should add sugar at the rate of 1Kg for every litre of juice)
  6. Stir the jelly until the sugar has dissolved.
  7. Bring the jelly to a rolling boil without stirring and boil until setting point has been reached.
  8. As soon as the setting point is reached remove from the heat, then skim any scum from the top and pour into sterilised jars.
  9. Seal immediately and store in a cool dark place.
Phyl @ The Allotment Gardener

Lifelong gardener and allotment enthusiast. Now have 3 allotments!

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