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Blackberry-Ginger Preserves

Nice tang to the traditional recipe

 10-11 cups blackberries
 3 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
 Â½ cup orange juice
 7 cups sugar
 zest of one orange
1

In a large pot, place berries and gently mash with wooden spoon.

2

Warm over low heat 15 minutes to extract juices.

3

Add ginger and orange juice and gently warm over low heat.

4

Bring mixture to a boil and add sugar one-half cup at a time stirring constantly. Add orange zest.

5

Allow mixture to boil 10-20 min. until it reaches 220 degrees F on a candy thermometer or passes the jelly test.

6

Remove from heat.

7

Ladle into hot sterilized jars and process according to manufacturer’s directions.