There's nothing more wonderful in life than ambling along quiet hedgerows in the New Forest picking fresh blackberries while the sun shines and the birds sing. This recipe captures some of the best wild bounty that southern England has to offer. The fantastic flavour of this jam on a cold winter morning, months after being made, will warm your heart and transport you back to the day it was made. Get out and look for blackberries from May through November and overlap the blackberry picking with gathering some apple windfalls for the freshest ingredients for your wild jam.
Long ago it was believed that spotting the first blackberry of the season would banish warts.
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This jam changed my life. Just when you think life has given you everything and you're ready to die, along comes this elegance in the form of blackberry and apple jam. Truly amazing and inspiring, my taste buds were singing for days, I even managed to catch tonsilitits purely from the fact my taste buds were tingling from DAY ONE. I was thinking of ending it all, until I discovered this jam. Good riddence to all. Yours sincerely, jamlord xxxxx - 10 Jun 2014
Easy as pie! Thanks - 28 Dec 2013
Mid-make and the house smells glorious. - 07 Sep 2013