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I haven't really delved into the world of freezer jam before, but let me tell you how this recipe evolved!
For the past week or so , I've been experimenting in the world of pomegranates! In the midst of that, I picked up a couple of containers of blackberries at the grocery store. (You all know how much I love blackberries!) I hadn't decided what I was going to do with them and I even considered making a pomegranate-blackberry jam combo. As good as that sounded, I ended up needing all of the pomegranate juice for my regular pomegranate jelly, so the marriage of blackberries and pomegranates never happened.
Then, there was a great deal on blueberries and I thought to myself that I hadn't ever made a jam with a combination of blackberries and blueberries! I started looking through Pinterest to see how much it had been done. (Not too much) And, I also came across a lot of freezer jam recipes as I scrolled. I decided that now might be the time to try a freezer jam.
I have EATEN freezer jam before and I liked it very much! But, one of the cons of freezer jam to me is that I don't have a ton of freezer space to devote to jam. Somehow, this seemed like the right moment to give it a try.
Speaking of the Pros and Cons of freezer jam versus canned jam, here is a list that I have come up with:
Of course, the pros and cons for me personally may vary for you. If you have a huge freezer, your space in there may not be a factor like it is for me. If you have solar energy, the cost of running appliance to keep your food cold may not matter to you like it does to me. I mean, I have to run my freezer anyway and a full freezer is more efficient than an empty one, so that point is actually kind of silly now that I think about it. But anyway, you get the picture. I feel like there is room in my life for both methods of jam making, especially now that I've tasted this great Black and Blueberry Jam! (I thought I was pretty clever coming up with that name, but then I saw that others have used it before me :/
Lets get to the tips on how to make this particular freezer jam recipe!
And now, here is the fast and easy recipe for Black and Blueberry Freezer Jam! I hope you enjoy it! Remember, if it doesn't set as much as you would like, it will make a delicious sauce for pancakes, waffles or ice cream!
*Update after 24 hours! My jam is set beautifully! Just stuck it in the freezer! Well, I mean all but the jar that we did a taste test on, it is in the fridge so that we can continue to eat it!
If you love Blackberries and Blueberries like we do, here are a few more great recipes!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!