Brandy+blackberries+kumquats=delicious. Blackberries are often paired with orange, but the slightly bitter--but still bright--citrus flavor of whole candied kumquats makes this jam special (plus a bonus recipe for blackberry-infused brandy!).
A long-cooked blackberry jam, made in the French style with no pectin. OK, I used quince juice for pectin. But it's good without it, too. The long cooking provides a roasted, almost caramelized, flavor. Nice change of pace for fall.