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    Question Help with blackberries.

    There are an apocalyptic amount of blackberries in the woods this year and I would like to use them but do not like the sour/bitter taste. Thought about making jam with ALOT of sugar in it... Thoughts? Thanks!


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    Not sure but don't think that you are dealing with Blackberries. Are they like a raspberry only black, are they made up of many small drupelets with a seed in each ?

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    blueberries, maybe?

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    you sure you aren't finding black bear berries, (I believe their called Alpine berries)? They are might sharp to the taste. They do add a certain cranberry like flavor to game meat.

    This might help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bearberry

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    Blackberries, aka crowberries (not the same as L-48 blackberries) are drier, not nearly as sweet, and seem to have a much higher fiber content than blueberries. Personally, I haven't found any recipe in which to use them exclusively, but they're good to use as a filler to stretch your valuable blueberry supply. I'll add them to the mix when making jam, pie, etc. Too high a ratio tho will dilute the flavor too much to satisfy my sweet tooth. They're also good for pounding with jerked meat to make pemmican...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
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    Blackberries, aka crowberries (not the same as L-48 blackberries) are drier, not nearly as sweet, and seem to have a much higher fiber content than blueberries. Personally, I haven't found any recipe in which to use them exclusively, but they're good to use as a filler to stretch your valuable blueberry supply. I'll add them to the mix when making jam, pie, etc. Too high a ratio tho will dilute the flavor too much to satisfy my sweet tooth. They're also good for pounding with jerked meat to make pemmican...
    IMHO a blueberry/blackberry (crowberry) mix makes excellent jams. Perhaps this will be the year we can get enough of the mix to try a couple gallons of home made wine.

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