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Blackberry Lime Jam and Syrup Recipe

Makes 1 pint-sized jar SERVINGS


  • 6 to 8 cups blackberries
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup honey (optional)


  • In a bowl, toss berries in sugar. Cover and refrigerate, stirring after about an hour. Leave overnight.
  • The next day, pour contents of bowl into a strainer set over another bowl. Leave the strainer to drip for up to half an hour, stirring occasionally without pressing, to allow the syrup to drip through.
  • Add juice of one lime to syrup and stir. Refrigerate syrup to use for a month or more.
  • Pour whole fruit from the strainer into a saucepan. Add juice of remaining lime and optional honey. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until a jammy consistency is reached.
  • Let cool, then transfer to a lidded jar and refrigerate. Use within a month. For more recipes for preserving food check out our End-of-Summer Food Preservation Guide.

This recipe results in two amazing sugar-preserved treats: a delicious syrup to flavor cocktails, lemonade and iced tea; and tasty jam for toast and sandwiches.

Blackberry Lime Jam and Syrup Recipe

  • Published on Aug 6, 2014
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