Blackberry Raspberry Bourbon Jam

by Kate on July 30, 2015

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Oh how I love making homemade jam! There’s just something about the bounty of summer’s fresh fruit coming together to make something even better that I can then open during those harsh winter months. I’ll slather a bit of this boozy Blackberry Raspberry Bourbon Jam on a thick piece of toast and I’ll be transported back to these warm summer months by that jar of berry jam.

This jam is sweet with just an undertone of bourbon. The fresh, plump berries aren’t at all overwhelmed by the flavor of the spirit. These two flavors meld perfectly and will compliment your morning tea, a special dessert or even a jam cocktail! I’ve been meaning to try making one of those and this Blackberry Raspberry Bourbon Jam seems like the perfect reason. Know what else I wanted to share with you today?

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Enjoy!

~K

**Disclosure: Jarden Home Brands sent me products to use in my post but I was not compensated.

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Blackberry Raspberry Bourbon Jam

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

25 minutes

Yield: 2 pints

Blackberry Raspberry Bourbon Jam

Jam of fresh summer berries with vanilla bean and bourbon.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound blackberries
  • 1 pound raspberries
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  1. In a large, deep pot combine blackberries, raspberries, sugar, bourbon, lemon juice and vanilla bean paste. Bring the mixture to a low boil and cook for 20 minutes, until berries are tender and being to break down, mashing them with a potato masher to break them up. Continue boiling, stirring constantly until mixture has thickened and coats the back of a spoon, about 15-20 minutes. If desired, strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds.
  2. To Can:
  3. Wash your jars, lids, and rings in hot soapy water. Rinse well. Sterilize the jars and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water for 10 minutes, making sure the water covers the jars completely. Remove the jars and rings onto a clean towel, placing the jars upside down to remove any excess water. Remove the lids and move onto the clean towel.
  4. Divide the hot jam evenly between the jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space at the top. Wipe the rims clean with a paper towel and cover with lids and screw on the rings just until hand tight. Submerge the jars in the pot of boiling water fitted with a canning rack on the bottom, ensuring the jars are fully submerged and covered with at least 1 inch of water. Boil for ten minutes. Remove the jars and let cool completely on a clean towel untouched overnight.
  5. You may begin to hear popping sounds. This is completely normal and good sign the jars have been processed properly. The next morning, check the lids to ensure they don't budge or flex. If so, place the jar in the refrigerator and use right away.
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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

MargeD July 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm

The jam and those pickles are delicious ! Even if a Bob cheated and opened the pickles sooner then directed lol

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Kate July 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm

So happy you guys enjoyed them!

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Dandi D July 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm

My favorite jam is definitely strawberry rhubarb.

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Kate July 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Oh yum! Definitely a great combination. Good luck!

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Andrea Good July 31, 2015 at 6:29 pm

My favorite jam is actually blackberry!! That is how I found this great page 🙂

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Kate July 31, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Well, I’m so happy you found me Andrea! Hope you like what you find and good luck in the giveaway. Thanks for entering!

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Joellyn August 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm

I love strawberry and peach

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Daria Hezel August 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Marionberry!

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Kate August 3, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Oh! I’ve never had that one before. I’ll have to give it a try!

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Mel C August 1, 2015 at 8:58 pm

I live strawberry jam!

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Lisa Smith August 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm

I love strawberry jam’s the best.

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Kate August 3, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Seems to be a favorite among many!

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Kalyn C. August 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm

I think my favorite is good old strawberry. 🙂

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Kate August 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Classic! yum

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Kristy Z August 2, 2015 at 9:03 am

Strawberry jam is my favorite but I’d love to try more!

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blue August 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Thank you for the op to win what I mostly just wish for. And great recipes! Have an awesome day
Ps. I always strain out the seeds on my berry jams &butters and throw out in compost. Just a few less between my teeth eh

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Kate August 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Always a plus when you’re not dealing with the seeds 😉

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Marie August 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm

My favorite jam is pineapple.

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Sandy Headtke August 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

My favorite jam is cherry, but I just made raspberry jalapeño which is pretty tasty with a kick.

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Kate August 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Oh my goodness, raspberry jalapeño sounds amazing!! I need that in my life.

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Sandy Headtke August 2, 2015 at 5:16 pm

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Sandy Headtke August 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm

I follow you on Pinterest as sandyheadtke

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Diane Richards August 3, 2015 at 12:09 am

Grape jam. I am still a kid at hear!

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Kate August 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Always a favorite!

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Barbara | Creative Culinary August 3, 2015 at 5:53 pm

I love cherry jam and blackberry jam but I have to be honest, beyond that? I love purple. I have since I can remember and some things do not change!

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Shelby August 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm

My favorite jam is actually a jelly…does that count? My mom makes crabapple jelly from the crabapple tree on their farm. It’s my absolute favorite.

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Kate August 5, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Totally counts!! 😉 I love the memory your shared too.

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Ashley August 5, 2015 at 7:13 am

I love Strawberry Jam.

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Heather August 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm

I LOVE strawberry jam!! My family loves to eat homemade strawberry jam on homemade artisan bread! I am in love with with those purple jars!!!

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