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    Default Jam making from frozen berries?

    Hiya everyone
    I have been saving my blackberries in the freezer as ive been picking them I have just been given some apples from my hubbys uncles garden now so I am ready to make some Jam, the recipe calls for 2lb of blackberries so as mine are frozen would this still be the same weight, more or less
    The recipe I have got calls for the blackberries and apples to be covered with just enough water to cover and simmer until soft, so would I still need to add the water or not so much
    Sorry for all the questions if you hadn't guessed its my first time making jam

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    You could let the blackberries defrost, strain off the liquid and use that to cover the fruit. I find frozen fruit has more ice liquid than just juice - BUT I'm not an expert jam maker
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    If my fruit has been frozen I don't defrost it first . I'd probably start the apples off and then bung in the blackberries . Be a bit on the stingy side with the water as well ........
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    See, I said an expert would be along soon
    Oh, Hi Bins..........
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    Thanks VC and Binley
    Binley should I just weigh out 2lb or add a bit extra due to them being frozen xx

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    I think with a smallish quantity like 2lb it won't make much difference either way Lulubelle. Little tip for the future - weigh your fruit before freezing and pack in tubs marked with the fresh weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustylady View Post
    weigh your fruit before freezing and pack in tubs marked with the fresh weight
    It took me a while to figure that out for myself ~ now it's second nature to weigh and write on everything before it goes in the freezer. Saves a lot of frustration and guesswork
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    Thanks very much both will do that in the future. xx

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