Wash the blackberries and remove any stems and unripe berries. Put the blackberries into a pan. Wash the apples and cut them up without peeling or coring. Mix with the blackberries and water and simmer for about an hour until the fruit is soft. Strain through a jelly bag and measure the juice. Allow 1 lb/450g sugar to each pint/500ml juice. Heat the juice gently, stirring in the sugar until dissolved. Boil hard to setting point. Pour into small hot jars and cover.
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