Berry Jams[Printer-friendly version of recipe]
This recipe made with boysenberries earned a Blue Ribbon at the prestigious Santa Clara County Fair in 1999. "Great Flavor" wrote the judge.
This recipe made with blackberries earned a Second Place Ribbon in 1998.
6 cups slightly-crushed berries
3 cups sugar - be sure to use cane sugar not beet sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
Bring all ingredients to a boil on high heat, then continue at a mild boil at medium heat for 55 minutes. Pull out the white berry cores while cooking.
See instructions for preparing and filling jars.
After filling jars, return to a boiling water bath for 5 minutes. Take out and allow to cool. Jars should seal within the hour.
Yield: 6 - 8 oz. jars