Difficulty: Easy / Beginner
Time: 15 – 30 Minutes
Do you remember your grandmother or mother canning blackberries, jalapenos, banana peppers, and more? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll be learning here. Don’t worry; canning blackberries is not a tough task. In this how-to guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know. Read on to know more.
Canning blackberries – Everything you need to know
Canning blackberries is neither frightening nor time-consuming. Using the correct method and the ideal canning tools, you can easily can small batches of blackberries at home.
First things first – Get your canning kit
The first and most important thing for canning blackberries is a good-quality canning kit. The kit usually contains a lid lifter, a jar lifter, a jar funnel, a headspace tool, and a bubble remover. Once you’re ready with the canning kit and a few kitchen napkins, you’re all set for the canning process.
How to prepare a batch of sweet canned blackberries?
Let’s first look at the ingredients you need.
Canning blackberries – Ingredients required
- Blackberries (thoroughly washed and drained)
- Granulated sugar – 2 cups
- Brown sugar – ¼ cup
- 6 cups of water
- Before you start, make sure you thoroughly wash the canning kit.
- Fill half of your canning pot with normal water and allow it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, bring it to simmer.
- Make a concentrated sugar syrup by bringing both sugars and water mix to boil.
- Add 1/4th spoon of hot sugar syrup to the jar followed by a bunch of blackberries.
- Then again, add more hot sugar syrup to the jar.
- Take a sterilized bubble removal tool and stir the content of the jar thoroughly to remove air bubbles.
- Leaving a ¼ inch headspace, add more sugar syrup if required.
- Place the lid on the canning jar and screw it tightly.
- Carefully place the canning jar in a hot water bath canner on a sturdy wire rack.
- Make sure the canning jars are dipped in at least 1-2 inches of boiling hot water.
- Cover the water bath canner and bring to boil again.
- Uncover the water bath canner and allow the canning jars to cool.
- Remove the canning jars from the water bath and allow them to cool for at least 12 to 24 hours.
Canning blackberries – Isn’t it easy?
So, what do you think about canning blackberries after going through the detailed procedure? Isn’t it an easy DIY task? If you have more questions, you can let us know.