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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blueberry Jam

I tried a new recipe again. This one is a blueberry jam with a little kick of spice to it. Pretty good stuff.
I found this recipe on the blog food in jars. One thing I love about making jams, is that it is one of the easist stuff to can. Plus they are just down right yummy.

The recipes called for the blueberries to be smashed and than measured out to 6 cups.  They are just so pretty, I had to take a picture before I squished them.
Then you put them in a non-reactive pot with 6 cups of sugars. Bring to a boil. Then add the zest and juice of one lemon, 2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg. Bring back to a boil and boil for 15 min.
Then add 2 pouches of liquid pectin  and boil for full 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour jam in prepared jars.
Add lids and rims. Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.
While this is all going on in the kitchen, my cat Pete is working hard in the livingroom. Just too much for him.
Remove jars from canner and place on a towel. My Aunt Jane gave me one of the best tips ever. To help assure the lids to seal, cover the jars with a towel. Since I've been doing this I have not had that many jars not seal. I made 21 jars this time and they all sealed.

Just so much fun trying these different settings and styles on my camera. I could not make up my mind which one of these shots I liked best.
I shared them again at the 30's club and it was a thumbs-up.

Till next time


  1. I tried to make blueberry jam last year and it wouldn't thicken up for me - I don't remember if my recipe said one or two of the pectin - I will try two if I ever try it again.

  2. I used to can a lot but never heard of the towel trick. Thanks for sharing. What camera did you get?


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