Welcome to all of you attending Muse Swing's lovely Indian Summer Picnic!
I would like to offer all of the guests a parting gift today! I picked some fresh blackberries in Northern Michigan and I have made homemade blackberry jam for each of you!
First, I triple washed the blackberries. I selected the best of the berries, making sure the ripe, plump ones would be used.
After washing, I put 5 cups of blackberries and the Pectin into the pot and brought to a rolling boil. Once it started boiling, I added 7 cups of sugar and stirred constantly for 1 minute.
I ladeled the blackberries into already heated jars and lids (180 degrees) and lowered into the water bath canner. I made sure the water was 2 inches above the lids. Once it started boiling, I began timing the blackberries for 10 minutes. I then removed the jars and put them upright onto a kitchen towel.
I let it cool at room temperature for 24 hours. I now have fresh blackberry jam ready for all of you!!
Happy Indian Summer!