Winter 2023

Xanthe Gladstone’s Homemade Jam

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Serving: 1 x 500ml jar

Cook Time: 50 minutes


1.2kg blackberries

650g sugar

1 lemon (juice and pips)

A pinch of Maldon Salt


Homemade jam using foraged fruit is a labour of love. This delicious, sweet spread is made with blackberries that I foraged during the summer and stored in the freezer.

This method of foraging and freezing means that you can enjoy making jam all throughout winter.

  1. Simply mix together your berries, sugar, and lemon juice – pips and all, for a healthy dose of pectin, which will help to bind the jam. Add a pinch of Maldon Salt to enhance the flavour and temper any bitterness. Cook on a low heat, stirring regularly.
  2. Once the fruit has thickened and turned jammy, remove from the heat and add to a sterilized jar.
  3. There’s nothing better than warm jam on toast, so make sure you try a bit before sealing. Delicious.
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