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Blueberry Jam

Fruit, sugar and lemon juice. Simple ingredients. Oh so sweet!

Servings 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 2 lb blueberries
  • 1 lemon - - - freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 cups sugar, warmed

Instructions

  1. Set the oven on the lowest setting.

  2. Sterilize jars, lids, and tops. Place in the warm oven.

  3. Warmed sugar --- Sugar will dissolve quickly in the fruit mixture if it is warmed first.

    Add the sugar to a heatproof container. Place the sugar in the oven for about 15 minutes.

  4. Add the blueberries and lemon juice to a preserving pan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the juices run free. Bring the mixture to a bowl, lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Add the warmed sugar to the blueberry mixture, stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  6. Increase the heat, boil the mixture rapidly, without stirring for 4 - 6 minutes or until until it reaches 22FºF.

  7. Remove the pan from heat, skim off any froth from the surface of the jam, using a long-handled metal spoon. The mixture is hot!

  8. Immediately pour the blueberry jam into the warm sterilized jars, within 1/8" of the tops.

  9. Seal the jars and label.