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


  • 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.