Kya’s Blackberry Jam

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Kya's Blackberry Jam

Recipe inspired by Where the Crawdads Sing
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Breakfast, condiment
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: blackberries
Servings: 12
Calories: 27kcal


  • food processor


  • 2 cups blackberries washed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • pinch salt


  • Place the berries in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • For seedless jam: place a fine mesh strainer over a medium sauce pan. Pour the blended berries into the strainer and push them around with a spatula. The sauce will run through the strainer leaving the seeds behind. Do this until as much sauce is strained as possible.
  • Add sugar, lemon juice and salt to the sauce pan with the berry sauce. Stir frequently on low heat until the jam thickens, about 18-22 minutes.
  • Cool and enjoy!


Sodium: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Vitamin C: 6mg | Vitamin A: 51IU | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 39mg | Calories: 27kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 7g | Iron: 1mg

Do yourself a favor and make Ma’s Fluffy Biscuits to go with this jam.

The feelings behind this simple blackberry jam go deep in the story. The jam is a symbol of small Kya’s large gratitude for Jumpin and Mabel. 

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