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Pickled Blackberries

Tart, sweet, sour, plump and PERFECT! There is nothing like pickled blackberries to brighten up nearly any dish! Don’t let blackberries go to waste, here’s another way to save them for later! 

A photo from above of pickled blackberries over the top of icecream in blue bowl

PERFECT over ice cream!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • Cheap
  • The sweet, sour and acid balance PERFECTLY with the blackberries to brighten flavors!

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. 

Mix the sugar and liquid ingredients together and heat over low just until the sugar dissolves. Then allow to cool. 

Adding the sugar to the saucepan of vinegar that is heating up for pickled blackberries

Pickled Blackberries

STEP 2. 

Once cooled, add the blackberries and swish around.  Allow to sit for at least 4 hours. 

A photo of blackberries in the pickling liquid in a Mason Jar

Pickled Blackberries

What Are Pickled Blackberries Good With? 

We love these blackberries on a good chicken salad or on something sweet like these Apple Pie Baked Apples. Try also on Pork Chops with Steak or as a side with Sweet Potatoes! On top of a Sugar Cream Pie?  Heavenly! 

How To Make Pickled Blackberries

  1. Mix vinegar, sugar, fish sauce and cinnamon together. Heat gently over medium low heat until sugar dissolves. 
  2. Allow to cool. 
  3. In a jar, add blackberries, gently swish around until blackberries are well covered.
  4. Allow to rest for 4 hours. Keep refrigerated. Good for up to 1 month.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


A pickled blackberry is just exactly what it sounds like, a blackberry that is quick pickled in vinegar and sugar. Perfect for any salad, creamy drink, ice cream topping or creamy pie topping.


Pickled Blackberries are made by submersing blackberries in a mixture of vinegar and sugar which pickles the blackberries almost immediately. Blackberries will remain usable for about a month.

Are These Canned Pickled Blackberries? 

You do not can these in a water bath or pressure canner. They are instead pickled as a method of preserving them. No need for canning. 

Can I Process These In a Waterbath Canner to Make Shelf Stable? 

Actually, I have never tried that. I believe the blackberries would be pretty delicate and wouldn’t hold up to the heat so well.

Can I Use Frozen Blackberries for This Recipe? 

Yes, you can, but they won’t look as plump as these photographs, but will still taste good. Once frozen fruits are thawed, they are usually kind of limp. 

A photo from the side and at a distance of pickled blackberries

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Please leave me a 5 star comment below in the comment section, all right? I would LOVE to know if you made this recipe or even if you are planning to! Of course, tool on over to Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram and tag me with some photos of your creation!

I can’t wait!

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A photo of blackberries in the pickling liquid in a Mason Jar

Pickled Blackberries

Simple Recipe for Pickled Blackberries
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to pickle blackberries, pickled blackberries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 19kcal


  • 8 Tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Fish sauce
  • 3 Tbsp White granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 10 0z Fresh Blackberries (ripe)


  • Mix vinegar, fish sauce, sugar and cinnamon together and heat in a saucepan over medium heat just until the sugar dissolves.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature
  • Pour the liquid into a jar and add the blackberries. Swish the blackberries around gently to make sure that they are covered by the vinegar mixture. Allow to sit for at least 4 hours.   Allow to sit Overnight for best result.


Easy way to preserve fresh blackberries and SO tasty!  See the tips and tricks section of this post!


Nutrition Facts
Pickled Blackberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This post was originally published on Loaves and Dishes on May 18, 2018 and has been updated with step by step instructions, why this recipe works, new FAQ’s, additional photos, a video and nutrition information***


So, this week I am in Salt Lake City, Utah for a food conference. During my free time yesterday, I visited the Mormon Temple, heard a recording of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and visited the HUGE statue of Jesus in the museum.

While I am not Mormon and I don’t believe in all of their teachings, I do really enjoy their grounds and appreciate their peaceful ways.

While visiting their US flag, I noted the backdrop of the flag, a huge stone tablet that includes the following:


…”Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. This is the first  great commandment and the second is like unto it, Love thy neighbor as thyself”.


Amen, Mormons. Amen.


Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating

Susan Len

Sunday 4th of August 2019

I recently had pickled blackberries on a salad and was instantly in love!! I was so happy to find your recipe and learn of other ways to enjoy!!! Delicious!!!

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 4th of August 2019

Hi Susan! Thanks for leaving me a comment. Those pickled blackberries are just the BEST! :) . Hope you enjoy!


Tuesday 29th of May 2018

ARe you kidding me? I bet these are great! I can't wait to try them!

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 29th of May 2018


Sarah Cummings

Thursday 17th of May 2018

Oh, I just love pickled berries on ice cream so much! I'm so glad you reminded me about these I think I might have to go and make some for myself now!

Thanks for the recipe as well :)


Monday 14th of May 2018

Fish sauce??? Only you Wendi x. Right I’m going to have faith, albeit the size of a mustard seed and try this recipe. I’m really scared, but I trust you. I also love pickles. So I’m going to give it a go - still struggling with the fish sauce aspect - and I will let you know what I think. Love your adventurous spirit. Xx

Wendi Spraker

Monday 14th of May 2018

Hey lady! I SWEAR! Fish sauce. It's good in there!!! (I don't even ever eat seafood). Lol. Thanks for reading!


Saturday 12th of May 2018

It was so nice to meet you at the everything food conference! I am totally going to try this recipe!! XOXO Jodie

Wendi Spraker

Saturday 12th of May 2018

Hi Jodie!!! It was a pleasure to meet you too!! I'll be following right along in your tribe too. :). Enjoy the blackberries!! :) safe travels home!


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