Blackberry Cordial

Fruit juices (and in this case blackberries) make a delicious cordial and natural sweetener to many a dish in any home! Poured over ice for a refreshing drink, added to pancakes, combined in fruit juices or used in baking…any home would benefit from the goodness!

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Blackberry Cordial

  • 2 gallons sun-ripened blackberries
  • 2/3-1 C honey
  • (optional) 2-3 cinnamon sticks and 6-8 cloves

Directions: Place berries in pot and lightly mash to release juices. Set on stove top and bring to a simmer. Stir often. When berries seem to break apart (15 minutes), send through a cone strainer or pour into muslin cloth. Strain out seeds and return juice to heat. Simmer for approx 60 min, adding honey and cinnamon/cloves (if desired). When slight thickening begins to happen, remove from heat. Pour into pint jars and process in a water-bath canner.

blackberry cordial

Just over 2,000 ft in elevation I processed my cordials for 10 minutes.