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.
You haven't lived until you try Linda Ziedrich's mom's addictive spiced pickled prunes. Ziedrich is a canning guru, the author of "The Joy of Pickling" and "The Joy of Jams." I had the pleasure of interviewing her at her farm in Scio, Oregon.