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Blueberry Jam

Print Makes about 3 pint jars

Level of Ease:

Easy

Preserving Method:

Waterbath Preserving

You Will Need:

2.25 L blueberries

1.5 L granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Prepare preserving pot. Wash jars, lids and bands in hot, soapy water. Heat jars in simmering water. Set lids and bands aside.
  2. In a large, deep stainless steel saucepan, combine blueberries and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Boil, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and test gel. If gel stage has been reached, skim off foam.
  3. Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch (0.5cm) headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot jam. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
  4. Place jars in preserving pot, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.

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