|Homemade No-Pectin Added - Blueberry Jam|
No-Pectin Added Blueberry Jam
- 6 Cups fresh Blueberries
- 3 Cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- Take 3 cups of the blueberries and put into a heavy saucepan big enough to fit all 6 cups of berries, Using a potato masher, mash the 3 cups of berries until juicy.
-Pour in sugar and lemon juice, remaining berries, and stir well over Medium to High heat.
- Stir frequently so not to burn the mixture. Once all is mixed, and warmed up (about 5 mins), take out your potato masher, and give it a good mash again. (my other half isn't too fond of big "chunks" in his jam, so this ensures its mashed up well)
- Let mixture get to a slow simmer, stir frequently, letting mixture reduce to almost half. About 30-40 mins. When in doubt, let it go a little longer.
-Remove pot from stove top, and carefully fill clean jars, leaving a 1/4 inch headroom. At this point, jam is done! Let it cool in the containers before refrigerating or freezing. Will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks - freeze any you think you won't use.
Enjoy!! Great on toast...ice cream...crepes... right out of the jar!
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