Easy Black and Blue Fruit Jam

There’s just something special about old-fashioned homemade fruit jam and this Black and Blue recipe is chocked full of fresh chunky berries. Lemon citrus cuts the sweetness and a smidgen of ginger offers a nice tang to each bite. It’s made in the same way my Strawberry-Orange and Raspberry-Peach jams are. All three flavors are delectable and so easy to make!

Try this homemade jam as a syrup by adding a teaspoon of water to 1/4 cup of the preserves, stir to mix, cover and warm for a few seconds in the microwave. Pour over ice cream, pancakes or waffles.

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Easy Black and Blue Fruit Jam

2 cups chopped fresh blueberries (or small whole berries)
1 cup blackberries
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 large lemon
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp powdered pectin (I used Ball Real Fruit Classic Pectin)
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger (optional)
1. Stir together fruit and sugar in saucepan. Let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, zest lemon to equal 1 tsp. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice from lemon into a bowl to equal 2 tsp. Remove seeds, peel and section the squeezed lemon, then chop.
2. Stir pectin and, if desired, ginger into fruit mixture, and bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring often. Boil, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in lemon zest, chopped segments, and lemon juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes; remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
3. Pour jam into 2 (8-oz) canning jars, and cool completely (about 30 minutes). Cover with lids, and refrigerate up to 1 month.

Other tried and true delicious combos:
2 cups chopped strawberries,
1 cup chopped orange segments
1 cup raspberries,
2 cups chopped peaches

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