In a dutch oven or stainless steel pot add the berries and sugar. Add the vanilla bean by splitting in half and removing the pods inside and adding them to the berries.
You can add the whole split bean but remember to remove the empty bean before you add the pectin. The bean will give the recipe additional flavor as well.
Cook on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Bring the recipe up to a boil. Add the pectin, return to a full boil for one minute. Turn off heat. Skim foam if needed.
Using sterilized jars ladle the recipe into 4 half pint jars, remove air bubbles and refill to 1/4" headspace. Using a wet paper towel clean rims, add heated lids and add rings.
Process in the water bath at a full boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, wait five minutes and remove jars and set on dish towel on the counter overnight. The next day label your jars and remove rings for storage.