The wrinkle test. Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved. How long does the jam keep for? 🙂, It's really yummy Jennifer, and has so much flavour 🙂Thank you for your lovely comment,Angela x, This looks really tasty and pretty easy too. Heat the jam to the setting point and once it’s there, you know it’s ready. I hate using pectin as it is really hard to get the set just right. Angela a keen home baker started Only Crumbs Remain. Wow! Happily pears are full of it so a nice natural set. Small batch makes jam making easy as well as delicious! This is done, as with all jam, by heating up the mixture until it reaches the setting point. Place a tea plate, or similar, into the fridge. « Carrot Jam with Parsnip – Small Batch Recipe. ( Log Out /  Hope that helps. Do this either by using a sterilised funnel or with the aid of a pyrex pouring jug. Love your tips for knowing the jam is ready, so helpful! You can also use frozen blackberries in this recipe. To prepare the fruit wash 800g (1lb 12oz) blackberries. Oh goodness this looks delicious, I have never tried making my own jam. hehe. Pear and blackberry pie is my cure for the winter blues, with its great balance of sweet and sharp flavours in a crunchy pie pastry. Once cooled, remove the tea plate from the fridge. Allow it to cool; when you push your finger through, you’ll see it wrinkle up ahead of your finger. Peel and core about 5 pears, chop into chunks after preparation you need about 400g (14oz) of chopped pear. I love that you included how to spot the jam setting point – I’ve always wondered about that. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. It is one of Angela’s recipe so Im not entirely sure how long it would keep (and sadly she can not remember either). Small batch is a great way to make lots of different types. Pantry shelves are groaning, there’s more on the bench to put away in the ever-expanding pantry. (See above for how to test for set). Whether that’s rustling up a few cupcakes, a melt in your mouth pastry, a cookie or two, or even to challenge myself by baking along with the GBBO series, it often means additions like jams, curds and frostings are made to finish a bake. Your email address will not be published. haven’t tried making my own jam…but you break it down nicely here! If the jam runs off, it hasn’t set. Serve with vanilla custard. Pear and blackberry are such a good combo! How to I make easy pear and blackberry jam? Push your finger into the jam, if the jam crinkles when touched it is ready. Add the blackberries and lemon juice, then cook for a further 5 minutes until soft. So turn up the heat until the jam reached a fast rolling boil, and start to test for a set. ( Log Out /  * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. You might also like my Necterine Jam and my Easy Black Cherry Jam Recipe, Filed Under: Autumn, Easy Jam, Jelly & Preserve Recipes, Fruit, Recipes, Recipes by Course, Recipes by Holiday & Season, Recipes by Main Ingredient, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes Ingredients: Berries, Pear, Your email address will not be published. It does take a bit of practice, and the cheats way is to use a sugar thermometer so you know when you have a set. Contact / PRs / Review Policy / Link Policy, Easy blackberry and pear jam recipe (small batch, no pectin). I’ve never made jam before so this sounds like a good one to start with. Blackberry pear jam sounds so delicious! Hi Leanne, I’m jacqui and I took over Only Crumbs Remain from Angela at the begining of this year. In a competition between pears and apples, a pear will always be my winner. Place the blackberries, pear chunks, 600g (1lb 5oz) sugar and 800ml (1⅓pt) water into a large heavy-based pan. I suggest using half the volume to overcome this drawback and retain more of the fruit texture. ( Log Out /  A couple of jars of three or four different types of jam easily lasts the year for us, and it also means that we’re eating jam that’s fresh and that you can ring the flavour changes, rather than eating the same jam year in and year out until it is old and crystallized. I'm Helen, full time freelance food writer, photographer and blogger. So I just eat hers. This jam sounds so good and I love these pictures, perfection! Oh I do love blackberry jam! Sterilize jam jars and lids by placing them in an oven set to 120°C/Gas mark 1. x #CookBlogShare, Aw thankyou Kirsty, that's so lovely of you 🙂Angela x, It sound delicious and it's great that it turns out so well with less sugar too! This technique takes a bit of practice. Go and make jam! My Blackberry and Pear Cupcakes are aa fairly simple cupcake filled with a homemade and seasonal blackberry and pear jam, and topped with a delicious mascarpone and white chocolate frosting. I hope you like the jam, please drop back and let me know what you think. Mash with a potato masher to help puree the fruit. Just the way I like it. Three ingredient & no pectin. Really accurate electronic jam thermometers are readily available, and not  expensive. Thought the pear segments we bottled a few days ago would be pair nicely with blackberries and the crisp, buttery pastry. Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved. This is one of the main reasons I am so enthusiastic (arguably obsessive) about preserving, capturing each season’s produce in a bottle. Pile the pears with the blackberries into a large 1.5ltr (2¾pt) pie dish and pour over any lemon juice that is left in the bowl. The kids and I usually go out blackberrying in late summer/early autumn and then make a big batch of blackberry jam which lasts us most of the year. It's delicious, seasonal and not too high in sugar. Eb x, I love homemade jam, but never made one with blackberries. You need to live and work in Molesworth Roscoe. Label the jar with with the date the jam was made and its flavour! ( Log Out /  Place the plate back into the fridge for a couple of minutes. Easy recipes you will make again | Travel | Reviews, Published on October 10, 2017 by Helen 30 Comments Last Updated on February 4, 2020. They definitely look better than mine. Although it’s incredibly convenient to be able to pop to a local shop to select a ready made jam, it also feels really good and almost virtuous to forage for your own bramble fruits and preserve them in a homemade jam. • Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Easy blackberry and pear jam – ingredient ratios, Carrot Jam with Parsnip - Small Batch Recipe, Small Batch Blackberry Jam Recipe - Three ingredients, no added pectin, Small Batch Blackberry and Apple Jam Recipe, Easy One Pot Italian Rice with Pesto and Tomatoes, Secrets of the Modern Preserver – Small Batch Preserves, Easy Sticky Onion Marmalade (Step by Step), Weight of sugar equals the total weight of the fruit, 400g total of fruit makes about 600g of jam. The fruit mixture should about quarter fill the saucepan. Change ). Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2020 Only Crumbs Remain on the Foodie Pro Theme. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. One to try! The Jam should have taken you about 40 minutes to cook. Take a spoonful of jam from the pan and turn it vertically to tip out the jam. It's a winner! 3 Place the flour, butter, oats and a pinch of salt into a large bowl and rub together until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. To sterilise the jars in hot soapy water. Cook for 10 minutes until the pears start to soften. Lol. Add the sugar and heat slowly to dissolve, stirring gently. Blackberry season is short, and whether you’re foraging your own or buying from the supermarket, this jam is perfect – simply freeze the blackberries, and make the jam when you have time and some pears to hand, and want to free up that space in the freezer. If i took you much longer than this it could be that your pan was not wide enough to get a good rolling boil and for the liquid to evaporate off quickly enough. This year, we’ve made the more common basic blackberry jam,  blackberry and apple jam as well as blackberry and apple jelly, and this recipe is just as easy as they are. I love both fruits in this so it would probably vanish quite fast! I have never made my own jam before, but this year I might just have to give it a wee go. Gas mark 1 to dry completely. Stir a knob of butter into the jam to disperse any foam. Ideal then! Lightly poached blackberries were mixed through towards the end of churning.