Seedless Blackberry Preserves Recipe

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Seedless Blackberry Preserves Recipe

My backyard berry plants have done exceptionally well this summer, especially the black berries. We were able to keep up fairly well with the blueberries and raspberries but the black berries are getting out of hand; so I am preserving what I can. We use a lot of wine for cooking; some of them are going into making blackberry wine, some are being frozen, and some made into preserves to use in recipes, on ice cream, toast, or anything else we can use blackberry preserves on. This Seedless Blackberry Preserves Recipe is a simple basic recipe but does require some time to prepare the berries. I used a juicer to remove the seeds and create a blackberry puree to make the Blackberry Preserves. If you don’t have a machine to do this task, run the berries through a sieve if you want to remove the seeds.

Ingredients

7 cups berry puree

7 cups sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 box of sure jell (1.75 ounces)

Directions

1. Place empty jars in a canner with lids. Bring to a boil. Shut off the heat and let stand in the hot water to sterilize until needed.

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2. In a large pan combine the blackberry puree, sugar, lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Stir in the sure jell and bring to a rolling boil for 2 minutes. (Be sure to use a large enough pan so mixture doesn’t boil over)

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3. Skim the foam off the surface.

4. Remove the canning jars from the hot water and pour the berry mixture into the jars to about 1/2 inch from the top.

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5. Seal and process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Makes 8 cups

Mixed Berry Muffin Recipe

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I think this is rushing summer a little bit but when I saw fresh berries for sale at a local supermarket I couldn’t resist. I used a combination of black berries and blue berries in this recipe and it was just delicious, but you can use any combination you want. If you don’t feel like spending the money this time of year for fresh berries, book mark the page or print out the recipe. Before we know it summer will be here and we will have all kind of fresh produce. Give this Mixed Berry Muffin Recipe a try you’ll love it!

Mixed Berry Muffin Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⅓ cups fresh berries
Instructions
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400°F.
  2. Lightly butter or use cooking spray- twelve 2½-inch muffin cups or place paper muffin cups in the muffin tin.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to combine and make a well in the center.
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  5. In another medium bowl, whisk the milk, oil and eggs.
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  7. Mix well and pour into the well.
  8. Stir just until blended.
  9. Fold in the berries.
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  11. Spoon equal amounts of the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about three-fourths full.
  12. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.
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  14. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  15. Remove the muffins and serve warm or cool on a wire rack.

 

 

 

Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

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We have had a great year for berries here in Upper Michigan. Hot weather for most days and rain about one day a week. Our blueberry, raspberry and blackberry plants producing just an unreal amount of berries. I love homemade ice cream. This Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe was a great way to use some of the fresh berries. A beautiful color with a fresh delicious blackberry flavor. It is a simple recipe. Most of the time is used letting the ice cream mixture cool before putting it in the ice cream machine.
I have a small ice cream machine. My only regret was it was not big enough to double the recipe. Enjoy

Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. 1. Mix blackberries and ½ cup sugar in small saucepan. Bring to low boil, simmer 5 minutes to dissolve sugar and break up berries. Cool slightly.
  2. Puree berry mixture in blender.
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  4. Press puree through fine sieve to remove seeds. Discard seeds. Set puree aside.
  5. Mix egg yolk, remaining ½ cup sugar, and ½ cup half and half in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly (about 5 min).
  6. Whisk remaining half and half, all of cream and cinnamon and vanilla into cooked mixture.
  7. Whisk in blackberry puree.
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  9. Cool and chill the ice cream base mixture for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  10. Pour cold mixture into electric ice cream machine and process according to manufacturer's directions
  11. Serve garnished with fresh Blackberries if desired.