Earl Grey Blackberry Jam Recipe
Mary Ann Rollano
Blackberry and earl grey flavors come together in this easy blackberry jam recipe. The simple method guarantees a smooth jam. The earl grey tea adds a light citrus note. This jam is perfect on any tea biscuit or scone!
Earl Grey Tea
fresh lemon juice
Steep earl grey tea in 8 ounces of boiling water for 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags or strain loose leaf tea.
Add the sugar to the tea infusion and stir to dissolve.
Place washed blackberries in a large bowl.
Pour the earl grey simple syrup over the blackberries and cover.
Add macerated raspberry mixture to a large pot and bring to a boil.
Simmer on medium heat for an hour.
Mash blackberries as they cook.
Add powdered pectin and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Simmer another 10 -15 minutes until the desired consistency is reached.
Remove from heat.
Refrigerate a small dollop of jam on a plate to test firmness.
Pour blackberry mixture into a food mill and stir to remove seeds.
Spoon into two 8-ounce Ball jars with lid and refrigerate.
Keeps for 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
You can use your favorite earl grey tea just be sure it is naturally flavored with the real essence of bergamot oil.
When a natural oil is used it will say ‘oil of bergamot’ or ‘bergamot essential oil’. Natural bergamot has a subtle but intense flavor.
Don't think you have to wait for blackberries to be in season. You can use fresh or frozen blackberries.
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