Spiced Blackberry Relish – “How To Make” Recipe From The Jam Jar Shop

Posted by Neil Smith on

bowl of blackberries

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2.2lbs/1kg blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 8 fl oz/250ml red wine vinegar

Spices tied in muslin:

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 5 cloves
  • small piece whole cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • Piece fresh ginger (1 inch, 2.5cms)

Recipe Equipment

  • Large preserving pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Jam Jars - We recommend a pack of 8oz Jars or a pack of 8oz Hexagonal Jars
  • Muslin cloth
  • Cellophane covers & waxed discs


  1. Wash 4-6 8oz/227g jars and put into the oven to heat and dry.
  2. Make up the spice bag in a muslin square - bruise the whole spices slightly to release the flavours
  3. Place half of the blackberries into a pan and heat over a low heat until the juices are running.
  4. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or so until the blackberries are really soft and cooked through.
  5. Blend the contents of the pan with a stick processore, or in a food processor, until smooth.
  6. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pan and cook, uncovered, for around 15 minutes until thickened.
  7. Pot into the pre-heated jars and seal tightly. Great with game, turkey, venison.

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