Blackberry Preserve

Moraba-ye Tameshk/Velash

Preparation info

  • Makes

    ½ pint

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Blackberries grow wild in the woods around the Caspian, making this a popular preserve in the region.


  • 2 lb/900 g fresh blackberries
  • 4 cups/800


  1. In a large colander, thoroughly rinse the blackberries.
  2. Place the berries and sugar in alternating layers in a medium-sized enameled cast-iron pot. Cover and leave to macerate overnight.
  3. Bring the berries to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 35 minutes.
  4. Add the rose water and lime juice and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until th