Prairie Fox Survival

Canning Blackberries

Easy to can - Only 10 minutes
No need to pre-treat
Color is well maintained naturally!

Just add sugar and reap the rewards!


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Remove any stems or leaves from blackberries, wash them, let drain.

Make a syrup using sugar and water. Bring water to a boil add sugar and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

extra light - 1 cup sugar to 4 1/2 cups water
light - 2 cups sugar to 5 cups water
medium - 3 cups sugar to 5 1/2 cups water
heavy - 4 3/4 cups sugar to 6 1/2 cups water

Simmer lids 5-10 minutes until rubber seal is soft.

Fill hot, sterilized jars 1/4 to 1/2 inch from top of jar.

Pour in hot syrup leave 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace.

Wipe rims of jars. Place lid and rings on - Don't over tighten.

Put jars in pot of boiling water. Water must be 2 inches above jars.

Process in rapidly boiling water. 15 minutes for pints and 1/2 pints. 20 minutes for quarts. Start timing when water comes to a full boil.

Remove from water, place on towel and let sit 24 hours.

Add some pectin to the juice to thicken for use in blackberry pies.