First the jelly, it actually turned out to be a Black and Blue Berry because I added some local blueberries to it. We took our thawed out berries and strained out the seeds and made pulp. Once we had about 6 cups of pulp we added sugar, lemon juice and zest and also cinnamon and boiled it. Added the pectin and boiled a little more. Once it started to get to the point of setting we canned them and processed them in their water bath for 10 minutes. We ended up with approximately 3 pints that we had poured in various sized jars. YUMMY!
We took the blackberries and added ketchup, brown sugar, hot sauce, honey, minced ginger, black pepper and white vinegar and mashed it up in the blender. Then we worked that through the strainer as well and boiled it down so it reduced to a consistency that I liked and jarred it up. DOUBLE YUMMY!
Be creative with the recipes that you find and don't be afraid to adjust them! I do that all the time, with (mostly) great results!! I did it with these and they came out perfect! If not, make notes and try again!