This fast and easy to make blackberry refrigerator jam recipe is sugar free, pectin free, and totally delicious. This homemade blackberry jam recipe can be made in less than an hour. Make some delicious jam today; your morning toast has never tasted so good!
This really is a very simple jam recipe that takes full advantage of fresh berries any time of year! This easy recipe requires very few ingredients and takes less than an hour to make, so you can enjoy the sweet taste of blackberry jam all year round!
Homemade Blackberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe
Making homemade refrigerator jam is a great way to preserve the delicious flavor of summer’s blackberries. Using the step-by-step directions for this blackberry refrigerator jam recipe, you can easily create a delicious spread that is perfect for toast, English muffins, or even adding to your favorite yogurt or ice cream.
This is a small batch recipe of a simple blackberry jam. While this is an easy home food preservation recipe that is not shelf stable. It is refrigerator jam!
If you wish to preserve the flavor of blackberries in a jam, make a small batch of your own homemade blackberry jam. Making your own jam is not only a satisfying accomplishment, it is a great way to enjoy the taste of fresh berries a little longer. This is truly an easy jam recipe to make.
Do you like ripe blackberries!? I love them! I grew thornless blackberry bushes for many years that produced such a wonderful yield that I would make blackberry crisp, delicious blackberry jam, blackberry margaritas… you name it, I would make good use of those fresh blackberries. And, of course, we always ate them fresh off the bush. I do love the taste of fresh summer blackberries and try my best to use them in blackberry recipes whenever possible.
Tips and variations for making this blackberry jam:
● 12 ounces of blackberries is 1.5 cups of blackberries
● You can use black or white chia seeds.
● The sweetener used is truvia, splenda, or whatever other sweetener you prefer. If you prefer jam recipes with less sugar – or no sugar – you will love this recipe.
● This recipe using lime juice, not lemon juice, which I feel compliments better. If you prefer lemon juice, feel free to swap it for the lime juice.
● If you would like to help the fruit macerate, use a potato masher.
● The way I make this batch of jam is with seeds, so this is not a seedless jam recipe. If you prefer a seedless blackberry jam, it is a bit more work for less product, but it can be done. Use a fine mesh strainer to hold the seeds as you push the blackberry jam through.
● I have never used wild blackberries to make this recipe, just store bought blackberries and homegrown blackberries.
● This is a refrigerator jam. There are no canning jars (sterilized jars), no hot water bath, no natural pectin, no processing time, etc. It is a simple homemade jam recipe that is kept in the fridge for a few days. Plan on consuming quickly.
● You are not limited to blackberries with this recipe. Try other berries to make raspberry jam, strawberry jam, blueberry jam, and more! You may have to “help” a strawberry or blueberry breakdown by mashing it, but that is fine. It just speeds the process along. Use the steps of this simple recipe with your favorite berry to make a delicious jam today!
● This recipe is made with simple ingredients commonly found at your local grocery store.
Homemade Blackberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe Ingredients:
● 12 ounces Blackberries
● 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
● 1 teaspoon Sweetener (truvia, spenda, etc)
● 2 teaspoon Water
● 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
Homemade Blackberry Refrigerator Jam Mise en Place:
● Measuring Cup
● Measuring Spoons
● Rubber Spatula or Wooden Spoon
● Airtight Container
Homemade Blackberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe Directions:
1. Place the blackberries in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add lime juice, sweetener, and water.
3. Cook until the mixture comes to a low boil …
and the fruit softens and breaks into pieces (macerate).
4. Add the chia seeds and stir.
5. Cook for 2 minutes; remove jam from heat and cover.
6. Allow the jam to cook in the pot, and then spoon into a jar. The jam will continue to thicken as it cools.
7. Store the blackberry jam in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
Homemade Blackberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe
Homemade Blackberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe. This fast and easy to make blackberry refrigerator jam recipe is sugar free, pectin free, and totally delicious. This homemade blackberry jam recipe can be made in less than an hour. Make some delicious jam today; your morning toast has never tasted so good!
- 12 ounces Blackberries
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1 teaspoon Sweetener (truvia, spenda, etc)
- 2 teaspoon Water
- 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
- Place the blackberries in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add lime juice, sweetener, and water.
- Cook until the mixture comes to a low boil and the fruit softens and breaks into pieces (macerate).
- Add the chia seeds and stir.
- Cook for 2 minutes; remove jam from heat and cover.
- Allow the jam to cook in the pot, and then spoon into a jar. The jam will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Store the blackberry jam in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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Stephanie K. says
Can I just say that this is brilliant?!? I never would have thought to use chia seeds as a thickener/in place of pectin. I have them with my breakfast every day, so they are a staple at my house. I can’t wait to go blackberry picking and make this. Thank you!
Stephanie, try it with raspberries, strawberries, etc too! Hubby is on a chia seed kick – you would probably love what he does, but some of it makes me go O_o .
Can I store this in the freezer?
Katie, it should thaw well, but since I have never done that, I can’t guarantee it.
Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters says
This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!
I love that this includes chia seeds because I’m always trying to figure out how to use them in everyday things. We have blackberry bushes in the backyard so I will be giving this a try! Pinning it now.
Yum!! I love the idea of the Chia seeds!!
Oh, I love blackberries!! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! There’s a great cash giveaway too!
Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife says
Such a great recipe! I need to make this asap! I would love if you would stop by and share on my Friday Favorites linkup!
Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says
Ann – Your refrigerator jam looks amazing! I love blackberry jam, its definitely my favorite! Especially when it’s swirled with a little cream cheese on a bagel. Thank you so much for linking up with Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! Don’t forget to link back to us for a chance to be featured at a future party! I hope we’ll see you there again this week!