By: Amanda Formaro
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Serving size: 6 people
4 pints blackberries
1 box premium fruit pectin
6.5 cups sugar
1. Remove leaves and stems from blackberries and wash under cold running water. Use a potato masher to crush the berries. Run about half of the pulp through a sieve to remove some of the seeds, if desired.
2. Place berries in saucepan and stir in the pectin. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
3. Add sugar all at once and stir constantly, bringing mixture back to a rolling boil. Boil for one minute then remove from heat.
4. Ladle hot mixture into prepared jars and process for ten minutes in canner.
Amanda is a mother of four, craft designer and recipe developer who also runs several sites including Crafts by Amanda , Cooking with Amanda and the Secret Recipe Club. Her work has appeared on SheKnows.com and Family.com as well as in Parents, Redbook and Mixing Bowl magazines among others.