Blackberry freezer jam

Blackberry freezer jam

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: Makes 5, 8-ounce jars

Particularly palate-pleasing when slathered on a chicken sandwich, this spicy blackberry jam is easily made in batches and saves you time because it is preserved in the freezer rather than with the time-consuming stovetop canning method.


  • 1, 1.59-ounce package freezer jam fruit pectin
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups crushed blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 small lemon
  • 5. 8-ounce plastic freezer jars


  1. In a large bowl, stir together pectin and sugar.
  2. Add blackberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, lemon juice and lemon zest to sugar and stir until well combined, further crushing blackberries.
  3. Using a funnel, ladle jam into freezer jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand for 30 minutes, or until thickened. Keep 1 jar in the refrigerator for immediate use and place the other 4 jars in the freezer for up to one year (to thaw, simply place in the refrigerator overnight).