Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blueberry Jam

After our trip to the U-Pick we had quite a few blueberries in the freezer.  I had wanted to make jelly but didn't have a fruit press or jelly bag.  Apparently you can't buy one here in Albany either.   So we made jam out of the blueberries.
We put them out on cookie trays to thaw out and then Logan and Paige loaded them into the food processor.
 A quick spin in the food processor and we had blueberry mush.
 The recipe is pretty simple.  6 cups of "prepared blueberris" also known as blueberry much,  7 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and a box of pectin.  Mix everything but the sugar and bring to a boil you can't stir down.  Then add all the sugar at once and stir to a rolling boil.  Boil for 1 minute then scrape the foam and fill the jars.
 I used 2 big bags of blueberries and ended up with 34 jars of jam.  I probably would have had a full 3 cases but quite a few of the berries were eaten while they were thawing.

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