View Full Version : Blackberry Vinegar (compliment to Plantoneonme's post)

Garden Green
11-11-2008, 11:38 PM
Blackberry Vinegar

Make a nice vinaigrette by adding oil, honey, and poppy seeds then splash on the salad or over coleslaw for a nice change. There are lots of other uses for flavored vinegars too. Why pay the store cost when it is easy to make? NOTE: Please follow sterile canning procedures for your safety. Do not cut corners or skip steps.

2 cups blackberries
2 cups vinegar

1 Sterilize a 1 qt glass jar. Use a new lid.

2 Carefully wash berries and lay them on wax paper. fold paper over and press carefully to just bruise. If you press to hard your will have black berry mush.

3 Using the paper pour them into the jar [make sure it is still warm from the sterilize step].

4 Heat vinegar to just below boiling. About 195 F Pour over berries using a funnel. Be careful not to burn yourself.

5 Wipe lip of jar with clean damp paper towel and seal according to manufacturer instructions. Store in a cool dark place for 3 weeks.

6 To check flavor pour a drop of vinegar on a wooden spoon or a piece of white bread.

7 When it is right strain the vinegar through a sieve into pitcher or measuring cup. Discard the berries.

8 If cloudy strain again through a coffee filter.

9 Prepare a sterile 1 pt glass bottle or jar and a cork or lid. Pour into the still warm container and wipe lid again with clean paper towel. cork and seal.

10 This will last up to 3 months if you keep in a cool dark place.

11 Once open refrigerate.

11-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Since I LOVE raspberry vinagrette I will have to make some next year when the raspberries come in. Thanks Kim

Garden Green
11-12-2008, 07:58 PM
Well there ya go then! Glad you find it useful!