Villagers or those who are often chosen for nature will have no difficulty in gathering a bunch of juicy blackberries, as it grows on the edges, meadows, in the forest, on the backyards. Citizens will have to go to the market for this berry.
In addition to good taste blackberry has a lot of other advantages. Blackberries contain pectins, sugars, organic acids. It contains vitamins C, K, P, E, as well as trace elements: phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese.
Blackberry quenches thirst well, improves the digestive tract. Due to the presence of tannins, unripe berries have an astringent effect. Ripe berries provide a laxative effect and are therefore recommended for constipation.
On a par with raspberries, blackberries are used for colds as a febrifuge. It is recommended to use for chronic cough, joint pain, diabetes.
Fresh berries are used as a filling. Wine is prepared from them, tinctures, boiled kissels, jams, compotes.
Blackberry Compote for the Winter: Preparation Details
- Only ripe freshly washed berries are suitable for compotes. They must be completely dry, free from signs of damage from diseases and insects.
- This berry is very tender. Many housewives, gathering blackberries in the woods or in their backyard, do not wash her, believing that heat treatment will kill all the microbes. In the past century, and did so. But now the atmosphere is polluted, so the berry must be washed.
- After removing debris and damaged berries, the blackberry is placed in a sieve or colander and washed, immersed several times in a basin with cold water. Then wait until the liquid has completely drained and remove the sepals.
Blackberry Compote for the Winter: First Recipe
Ingredients for two liter jars:
- blackberries - 700 g;
- sugar - 300 g;
- water - 1, 5 l.
- Rinse the blackberry by immersing it several times in clean water. Remove the sepals.
- Prepare the jars by sterilizing them in a way that is convenient for you. Also wash the lids and boil in water for 5 minutes.
- Put the berries in the jars, sprinkling them in layers of sugar. Fill with cold water.
- Banks close the lids. Place in a wide pan filled with not very hot water so that the container does not burst.
- Once the water has boiled, sterilize for 10 minutes.
- Banks hermetically cork.
- Turn upside down, put on a soft litter. Wrap a blanket. Wait for complete cooling.
Blackberry Compote for the Winter: Recipe Two
Ingredients for five liter cans:
- blackberry - 3 kg;
- water - 1, 5 l;
- sugar - 750 g.
- Go through the blackberry and rinse gently. Let the water drain. Remove the sepals.
- Prepare sterile one-liter jars with tin lids.
- Boil sugar and water syrup. While it is simmering over low heat, put the berries in jars.
- Pour boiling syrup.
- Cover the jars with lids and sterilize at 80 ° for 10 minutes from the moment of boiling water.
- Compote hermetically cork. Turn the cans upside down and cover with a blanket. Leave to cool.
Blackberry Compote for the winter without sterilization: the first recipe
Ingredients (for one three-liter jar):
- blackberry - 400-500 g;
- sugar - 1 tbsp .;
- water - how much will fit in the jar.
- Sort through the blackberry, discard all the tainted berries. Rinse by folding in a sieve or colander and dipping several times in cold water. Let the water drain. Remove the sepals.
- Prepare sterile three-liter jars with lids by treating them in a way that is acceptable to you.
- Pour blackberry into the jars.
- Fill with boiling water, cover with lids and leave for 20 minutes. During this time, pasteurization will occur in the banks.
- Then, through the lid with holes, drain the cans of water into the pan. Add sugar and boil the syrup.
- Fill the berries with syrup. Immediately seal hermetically.
- Turn the jars upside down. Wrap a blanket. Leave to cool.
Blackberry compote for the winter without sterilization: the second recipe
Ingredients (for one three-liter jar):
- blackberries - 400 g;
- sugar - 250 g;
- water - 2, 7 l;
- citric acid - 0, 5 tsp.
- Sort out the berries, wash them gently. Let the water drain. Break the sepals.
- Prepare clean tin lids. Sterilize them in a way that is acceptable to you: in the oven, over steam or in a saucepan with boiling water.
- Place the berries in the jars.
- Cook the syrup from water and sugar. Let it boil for about five minutes.
- Pour boiling syrup into blackberry jars all the way up. It is desirable that the syrup overflowed a little, so that there is no room for air in the bank.
- Put citric acid. Covers immediately hermetically roll up.
- Banks turn upside down, wrap a blanket. Leave to cool.
Blackberry Compote for the Winter: Recipe with Photo
Ingredients per liter jar:
- blackberries - 200 g;
- sugar - 110 g.
1. Prepare the berries. Rinse blackberries well, remove cuttings and excess leaves. A word of advice: before using the berries, place them in cold, slightly salted water for 30 minutes. This will allow to get rid of the tiniest dust particles, as well as random insects, if they hit the blackberry. After that, rinse the berries again under running water. While the berries are soaked, sterilize the jars. Rinse each well and then scald it with boiling water. Do not forget the covers, it is best to put them in boiling water and boil for a couple of minutes. When the blackberry is ready, lay it on the banks. Just 150-200 g of berries are produced per jar, but if you have other containers, adjust them depending on the volume. The basic rule: berries should take up about a third of the can, so that the compote turns out to be saturated, but not cloying.
2. Fill with boiling water, cover with a lid and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes. During this time, the liquid will get a nice pink hue.
3. Pour the liquid into a separate pan or stew pan, leaving the berries in the jar. Bring to a boil and add sugar. On low heat, give a “puddle” for another 3-4 minutes, until the sugar is completely dissolved. It should make an aromatic homogeneous syrup.
4. We pour the syrup back into the cans and seal them immediately. Take care not to get excess air or foreign grains of sand - this can break the tightness. Banks are turned upside down, wrapped with something warm, for example, with a towel and let cool completely at room temperature. Blackberry compote is ready!
The most difficult part of this recipe is not to drink all the compote immediately after preparation. But if you could resist and, moreover, did everything correctly, it will be stored for quite a long time, and you can pamper yourself and your family with the scent of summer and autumn, and solemnly open the compote on New Year's Eve. Very simple, fast and vitamin. Enjoy and pamper yourself!
Mistress to note
Blackberry compote can be prepared with other berries and fruits, taking into account the peculiarities of their processing.
To add flavor to the compote, you can add lemon zest, rum or other spices to taste.
Store blackberry compote in a dark cool place.
To prepare a concentrated compote, you need to increase the amount of sugar and berries.