Did anyone else happily live on PB&J sandwiches through grade school? With 25 minutes to spare and only 3 wholesome ingredients to use, I set out to create a A Simple, Low-Sugar Blackberry Jam that would satisfy both parent and child.
This low-sugar recipe pairs perfectly with any nut butter of your choice – but my favorite by far is with almond butter and creamy peanut butter.
Searching for an easy, homemade family breakfast idea?
Try spreading this jam on freshly baked English muffins that have been topped with a little low-fat cottage cheese or cream cheese for added protein.
I’ve been testing out a variety of homemade sourdough recipes lately, which is actually how this recipe creation was brought to my mind. I just made a batch of sourdough English muffins that were baking and when I went searching through the pantry for topping options… I couldn’t find anything! So, I dug up some frozen berries (which I thawed on the stovetop prior to adding the lemon juice and sugar) to quickly whip up this homemade jam.
For protein on this Saturday morning brunch layout, I gave a few options: vanilla greek yogurt, cream cheese, and low-fat cottage cheese. And let me tell you that this jam perfectly complemented ALL 3!
By the end of brunch, there wasn’t a scrap left behind. LOL
Now, it is time to grab our aprons and begin cooking deliciousness in the form of summer blackberry goodness!
Low-Sugar, Homemade Blackberry Jam
- 2 1/2 cups Blackberries, fresh
- 2/3 – 3/4 cup Granulate Cane Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
- In a saucepan over medium-low heat, add together the blackberries, lemon juice, and granulated cane sugar.
- Bring the jam to a simmer for 25-30 minutes, until it reaches a gel-like stage. Stir frequently to keep the rising bubbles low. (Yes, patience produces the yummiest results.)
- TIP: To test for the gel stage, place a spoon in the freezer for 5 minutes. Then, dip the back of the spoon into the jam and run your finger down the middle. If there is a clear line created, then the jam should be good for canning.
- Pour the jam into a prepared 8 oz. canning jar to store in the refridgerator.
I truly hope you all enjoy this scrumptious low-sugar jam recipe that has stolen my heart! ’till next time… xxL
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1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)