Blackberry Jam Recipe | Simple Ideas

This recipe was passed on to me from a lady who had owned a berry farm for many many years and it literally takes me 20 minutes from start to finish.

I’ve used this recipe with all kinds of fruit including strawberries and blackberries; it’s versatile and can be used with whatever fruit or berry you prefer!

Stained hands for days!


  • Sure jell premium fruit pectin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups crushed blackberries (or fruit of choice)
  • 1/2 lemons worth of juice (optional/brings out flavor)


  • Make sure your jars are cleaned and sanitized before starting
  • Mix together crushed fruit and sugar and let sit for 10 mins.
  • Bring 1 pkg Sure Jell and 1/2 water to rolling boil and stir continuously for 1 minute (it will thicken slightly)
  • Add fruit mixture to boiling sure jell and stir continuously for 3 minutes.
  • Turn burner off and immediately ladle into jars and apply the lid.
  • As the jam cools, the lids will pop for a airtight seal.
  • Keep jars at room temperature for 24 hours before opening or placing in fridge. This allows for the jelly-like texture to form.
  • Jam keeps in fridge for up to 3 weeks
Mixing the sugar and fruit!
Just before going into pot with the boiling Sure Jell!
My dad’s 5th piece of toast…haha!

And that’s it! I’ve had such great feedback on this jam! My dad and his best friend literally ate 1/2 a jar in one breakfast sitting!

I will say when I am using a fruit with seeds (blackberries), I don’t strain out the seeds. That’s just my personal preference though!

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