Ever get tired of the classic strawberry and raspberry jam? Hey, we do too. That’s why we are welcoming fresh fruits of the season with a recipe that has flavors rich enough to make you feel like royalty. This berry unique blend of blackberries, figs, lemon, and Bored-O Rouge can’t be found anywhere else!
BLEND USED: Bored-O Rouge California Grape Nectar
Tasting attributes: Berry flavors intensify and deepen with the help of nature's most flavorful grape sugar
Jam honestly makes everything better. Let's face it, PB&J, oatmeal, toast, scones, ice cream, pancakes, waffles, you get the picture… we love jam. But often we get into the habits of buying the same brand and eating the same flavors over and over again. So let’s change it up!
This Berry Bored-O Jam is the perfect addition to your refrigerator, sans added sugar and artificial sweeteners. Enhanced by rich, luscious, and flavorful Bored-O Rouge, Grape Nectar reduces sugar and calorie amount by almost 75% of that in conventional jams. Does that mean you can use more of our beloved sugar alternative? You bet!
Our personal favorite thing about this jam is that you’ll want to make it homemade. The first time we approached this concoction, admittedly, we were a bit intimidated by the fact of making our own jam. But it turned out to be so much easier than expected, plus it makes the kitchen smell amazing. Literally all that is required it to cut away the stems of figs and chop the fruits into small pieces. If you like chunkier jam, cut larger pieces. Then throw all ingredients into a small saucepan, turn up the heat, and watch it simmer. The nice thing about this is that you don't actually need to stand over the stove and watch the jam simmer for an hour. It easy to do other things during cooking time, making for an extra-easy condiment your family will love as they cry for more!
There’s something about making jam from scratch that gives you warm fuzzies inside. By using Bored-O Rouge, the only ingredients in this jam are straight from the earth. No added preservatives, no chemicals, no artificial ingredients. Grape Nectar natural sweetner adds a rich sweetness that all other sugars lack, enriching the deep flavors of figs and blackberries. Our grape sugar acts as a binding agent for the berry mixture and heightens the dark purple color that makes any PB&J all the more exciting.
Bored-O Rouge makes for a berry, berry flavorful jam. But heads up for people near and far will be begging you for this #SecretSauce creation, and you might want to keep it a secret :)
BERRY BORED-O JAM RECIPE
- 1 1/2 lbs fresh figs, stemmed and chopped into eighths
- 1/2 lb fresh blackberries, chopped in half or quarters
- Zest of one lemon
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2/3 cup Bored-O Rouge Grape Nectar
- Add all ingredients to a large pot over medium-high heat, mix together, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and allow mixture to cook for an hour, or until a thick consistency results that resembles jam.
- Move to desired jar(s) and allow to cool completely before refrigerating.