Apple & blackberry jam

Got a glut of apples or blackberries? Transform them into jam and gift to family and friends. Enjoy in your favourite sponge cakes or on your morning toast

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 44
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 11g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0.3g
  • protein 0.1g
  • salt 0g


  • 500g Bramley apples, peeled, cored, quartered and cut into 2cm chunks
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 500g blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1kg granulated sugar


  1. Put two small plates in the freezer ready to test the set of the jam. Put the apples in a heavy pan or preserving pan with the lemon juice and 250ml water. Bring up to the boil, then simmer for 5-8 mins until soft.

  2. Add the blackberries and sugar and stir to combine. Stir over a low heat until the sugar his dissolved, then turn the heat up to medium and simmer for 30-35 mins until the jam is at setting stage.

  3. To test the jam, take one of the plates out of the freezer and place a little bit of jam on it, if it sets and when you run your finger over it and it wrinkles, it means it’s ready.

  4. Using a funnel, transfer the jam to a sterilised jar. Make sure you seal the lids once it’s cold. Will keep in the fridge for six months in a sealed, sterilised jar.

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