Local New York Blackberry Jam

Makes 2 cups


2 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
3 fresh bay leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup red wine or water


Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a simmer and let reduce by half until desired consistency, stirring often. Discard bay leaves. Cool and store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.