Monday, August 9, 2021

Spicy Blackberry Jam

I made the easiest scone recipe ever that was shared by my Australian friend, Tina, and made Miz Helen's Spicy Blackberry Jam to put on them.  


This sweet little Goebel was a gift from my dad years ago.  Isn't it darling?  My dad used to like to buy his own gifts and I certainly treasure them.

I just couldn't resist this Shelley teacup that I found, because I've never owned one!

This darling granddaughter, Cissy, turned 14.  She's such a little spunky angel!  I can't believe that she's starting high school this week and is a cheerleader.

Hayden came to spend the night by herself for the very first time and we had so much fun! We went swimming, played, baked cupcakes and Cissy came and we decorated them as Teddy Bears at the Beach. 

She loves getting all dressed up!

Harper was supposed to have her turn alone, but she was in a "bad mood".  She had forgotten to pack her pillow and her three bunnies that she loves to sleep with.  She said, "Don't be sad, Nana.  I'll come another time."

Yield: 7- 8 ounce jars
Author: Kitty, adapted from Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Spicy Blackberry Jam

Spicy Blackberry Jam

This jam is so tasty and reminds me of a spicy apple butter but in a berry form. I adapted the recipe to use with Certo.


  • 5 cups blackberries
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 1 pouch of Certo (liquid pectin)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon butter (reduces the amount of foam)


  1. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Wash the berries and crush them with a potato masher in a large dutch oven.
  3. Add the sugar and spices to the berries.  Add the butter.
  4. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.  Once it reaches a full boil, boil for 1 minute.  Remove from the heat and add the pouch of Certo, and stir.  
  5. Return to the heat and bring the mixture to a full boil, stirring constantly and boil for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat and ladle into hot, sterilized jars.  Seal with the lid and ring, and process accordingly. 

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  1. That jam sounds delicious and your scones look so yummy!

  2. The jam sounds amazing Kitty! As soon as I heard spicy and Miz Helen I would have bet it had jalapenos in it:@) Wouldn't mind a scone right now too!

  3. Those girls are darling and happy birthday to sweet Cissy. Just can't believe she is as old as she is! WOW! Time waits on no one. LOVING that beautiful teacup and saucer Kitty. As always, you make everything look so pretty and delicious. Happy Week to you friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. You have a Shelley teacup.....I am a wee bit envious.....just a little♡ The shape of the cup is exquisite and the pattern is beautiful. I must try this scone recipe. Spicy blackberry jam does sound different, and delicious. Look at your sweet granddaughters. My goodness, is Cissy really off to high school?? Time flies by much too fast, doesn't it. Happy Birthday beautiful Cissy♡

  5. Interesting recipe for the blackberry jam. Your grands are darling. Cissy is keeping her million dollar smile. 😁

  6. You have the cutest grands! :D Can you send me a link to the scone recipe because they are so hard to make. Thanks in advance!

  7. Ooh, that spicy blackberry jam sounds good! Cissy is growing up! It looks like she got highlights, regardless, I love her hair in soft waves. Harper's response was so cute!

  8. I wouldn't have been able to resist that Shelley beauty either! What a great addition to your teacup collection.

    Happy Birthday to Cissy! How exciting to be starting high school! I also can't believe how fast the other granddaughters are growing.

  9. Your jam recipe sounds delicious, I like the idea of the added spices, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    Sweet photographs of your grands.

    All the best Jan

  10. Your grand girls are growing up so quickly Kitty! That cute Harper sounds like a mess, I bet she keeps mom and dad on their toes. :) Your jam sounds delicious, especially with your scones! Love your beautiful teacup too! Stay cool ♥

  11. Beautiful lovely sweet young ladies, Kitty. Your Shelley is gorgeous - and your scones look delicious! Yum yum blackberry jam is one of my favorites. A few summers ago my youngest daughter made us some from her blackberries. I was so proud of her. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I have never made jam but I would love to one day. You always inspire me.

  12. Happy Birthday to Cissy! Your Grands are adorable! What marvelous teacup!Cute little Goebel,so sweet!Great recipe too.Hugs and blessings.

  13. Scones are one of my favorite things to bake. Not too difficult and oh so delicious!

  14. Oh how I admire a canner! This is wonderful and those scones look delicious! Great job!

  15. Your grands are so cute. They are growing up too fast. Your spicy blackberry jam looks lovely. When my children were young, we all picked blackberries near our home. Happy Birthday to sweet Cissy. Love your lady vase.

  16. I am so impressed that your dad bought his own gifts for giving! What a treasure that porcelain statue must be. I love the sound of that blackberry jam and the scones look wonderful too, Kitty! Is the scone recipe on your blog somewhere? All your girls are darling! I had to smile about Hayden and her pillow and stuffed animals. Our littlest grandson brought his pillow and stuffed animal for his last two sleepovers too. He slept great both times! Cissy in high school??? Oh my! ♥

  17. Kitty, I love seeing your darling granddaughters. Hayden cracked me up with her little excuse and her comforting words so you wouldn't be sad. So sweet and she'll be starting HS before you know it! One of my favorite jams, love it with toast but your scones look delicious!

  18. What delicious sounding jam, Kitty. The Shelley teacup is very pretty. I can't believe Cissy is 14! Wow. Your grand girlies are all so very sweet.

  19. Your spicy blackberry jam sounds very yummy. Cissy is growing up, and has the most beautiful, happy smile. Harper's response was so cute!

  20. The girls are beautiful and so is their tea set. thanks for the recipe. Kisses
    Lady Samy

  21. We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post this week on Full Plate Thursday,550!Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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