Blueberry Jam (Low Sugar)2014-06-26
- Servings : 12 One Half Pints - 6 Pints
- Prep Time : 12m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 27m
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It is Blueberry Season and everyone loves blueberries also known as star berries We love them fresh picked eaten straight from the bush or baked into a favorite dessert or we enjoy them as jam, preserves and jelly. Maine is the blueberry production capital of North America but they are grown in almost all states. Blueberries will not ripen any more once they have been picked off the bush,
Gently shake the bus and the ripen berries fall; much easier than picking one berry at a time.
- 10 cups fresh blueberries
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 1/2 package fruit pectin - Package size 1.75ounces
Combine the berries, water, lemon juice, sugar and one box of the pectin in a 4 quart pot. You have the option of squashing the berries in the pot or pureeing the berries in a food processor prior to mixing with other ingredients.
Bring the ingredients to a full boil stirring to prevent sticking.
Once it reaches full boil, add the remaining 1/2 package of pectin. Bring it back to a boil for another 3 to 4 minutes.
After a slight cooling, the mixture should coat a metal spoon. Fill your jars and process in a water bath. Jam will thicken upon cooling.