Monday, August 4, 2008

Blueberry Jam

I spent my Sunday making jam. My father in-law gave me 5+lbs of blueberries. He wasn't able to use them all. I've never made jam before so this was a learning process. It was a lot easier then I thought, messy but easy.
I used 10 cups of blueberries, 4.5 cups of sugar( I reduced from 7 cups), 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 & 1/3 packets of pectin.
I did have about 6 cups left which I then froze. I washed and placed them in single layer on cookie sheets. This way I wouldn't have clumps and it so much easier to measure when I need blueberries.
5+lbs ready to be washed

got all my gadgets ready

crushed blueberrys cooking

filled jars in the water bath

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