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 to begin afterward.
How to prepare a batch of sweet canned blackberries?
Let’s first look at the ingredients you need here.
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 thus 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 after, again add more hot sugar syrup to the jar.
- Take a sterilized bubble removal tool and regularly 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.
- Furthermore, make sure the canning jars are dipped in at least 1-2 inches of boiling hot water.
- Cover the water bath canner and next bring to boil again.
- Uncover the water bath canner and allow the canning jars to cool in the meantime.
- Lastly, 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, in summary, what do you think about canning blackberries after going through the detailed procedure? In short, isn’t it an easy DIY task? If you have more questions, you can let us know accordingly in the comments below.