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Black and Blue Berries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups
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2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries

2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

1/2 cup sugar 

1/2 cup blackberry jam 

1 tablespoon honey 

1 teaspoon lemon zest 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. Put 1/2 cup each of the blackberries and blueberries in a saucepan and add the sugar, blackberry jam, honey, lemon zest, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Using a potato masher, mash the berries gently until they are good and broken up.
  2. Add the remaining 2 cups each blackberries and blueberries to a mixing bowl. Pour the warm berry mixture over the fresh berries and fold everything together with a spatula until well coated. Allow everything to cool 10 minutes or so before serving. Serve atop your favorite dessert.