Blueberry Jam

blueberry jam

Today is going to be a jam making day and since I have a bunch of blueberries, and am out of blueberry jam, guess that would be a good jam to make.  As I said in my previous post, have my Ball jam maker and so it is now a breeze to make jam.  I can post these recipes, while waiting for my batch to finish.  Pretty great. Remember, if you have one of these wonderful jam makers, cut this recipe into fourths and add 1 tsp. butter to fruit (this reduces foam).

5 cups mashed blueberries

1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 package regular powdered pectin

7 cups sugar

In a large pot put blueberries, lemon juice and powdered pectin.  Stir until pectin is dissolved.  Bring to boil over high heat, stirring frequently.    Add sugar all at once and stirring constantly, bring back to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute..  Remove from heat and skim off foam.  Discard foam.  Ladle into hot jars and remove air bubble with a knife.  Wipe off rims of jars and place hot lids on top of jar and screw bands down until tight.  Place jars in canner, making sure hot water covers the tops of the jars.  Bring water to a boil and process for 10 minutes, then remove lid and allow to sit for 5 minutes more.  Remove jars to rack and allow to cool to room temperature.

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