blueberry jam canning recipe

Do you have any thoughts on this? Thank you for your website. I tried a little different variations, I used 1 cup raw honey and 2 1/2 cups sugar and added the zest of 2 lemons. You just need a little space on your table or counter top to set everything up. The purpose of the cold saucer is to drip a few drops of the hot liquid onto the cold surface. Have a blessed day, I will be trying both the peach & blueberry jam recipes. Even though I’ve won some awards for my Food Preservation, I do not hesitate in encouraging to learn all that you can and proceed with safety….knowing you’ve done all you can to protect anyone that you share your goodies with. Keep up the good work and enjoy those berries while you have them. Toni, your question about putting up cobbler spurred my memory of quart jars of canned blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and pears canned with the rolled dumplings, Steve calls them “pastries”. Make sure it’s good and clean. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Just before I removed the jam from the stove, I removed my jars from the boiling water in the canner. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, RAISE the heat on the sauce pan and cook them as quickly as possible. I probably have blueberry syrup now instead of jam, but it sure is delicious!! Not sure why you wouldn’t want to use it, but again, it’s not needed. Be Blessed!!! I hope this helps and I’ll look forward to a good report from you once you get going. I’m happy to hear that you’ve made our Blueberry Jam and that it turned out well for you. I hope it all works out for you. I happy to hear you tried our Blueberry Jam Recipe, and that it turned out well for you. You may need to adjust this a bit based on the final amount of crushed Blueberries you end up with. Then check the consistency. It would help if # of PINTS or QUARTS are indicated for the Fruit in the recipe. Do stop by for another visit… real soon. Let’s fill some jars OK? Be Blessed!!! It’s hard to tell it from the photo but, that smaller sauce pan on the back left is where I place my bands and lids. Take care . They are very easy to freeze as well so, you’ll have no problem with ways on how to preserve and keep them. I hope to be making some more jam myself very soon. I get mine at a place not too far from home called Blueberry Hill U-Pick. Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to share your experience with our Blueberry Jam Recipe. Also made some blueberry lemon jam last year that was wonderful. Gently lower it over the lid and make sure that it screws on without resistance. Her suggested servicing is to pour the jam over cream cheese and serve with crackers. I do hope you’ll stop by for a visit again… real soon. The recipes are plenty but I prefer my special cobbler but want to keep it on the shelf for a rainy day or to hand out without having to do anything else except to heat. And, be sure to visit with us again… real soon. -Steve. Great recipe and instructions. That’s an interesting idea with the sugar in the oven. This recipe requires a full 10-minute rolling boil in a canning bath to ensure the jam is safe. The jars need to be covered by about 2 inches of water at all times. When the time is up, you can press the middle top portion of the jar to make sure it’s properly sealed. -Steve. In other words, the cooking time can vary depending on the berry. It’s nothing highly noticeable but keeping things as minimal as possible, I don’t always use it. HEADSPACE:  As we’ve mentioned in our other posts about canning, headspace is the amount of space between the top of the product IN the jar and the TOP of the jar. I think I missed all the Strawberries this year and my favorite Blueberry picking place just started picking today. I came across your site and this is perfect! Times change, procedures for safety change. 3. Are you interested in essential oils? Careful….it’s HOT. Or, you might place them on a cookie sheet that has a lip all around…otherwise….you’ll be playing pickup as berries roll off your counter top. I have been canning for 30 years and this is a very good recipe and exelent instructions. While it’s NOT required, I think it just gives a little “punch” to the flavor of the berries. See more ideas about Recipes, Food, Favorite recipes. They also have a small retail center on-site that sells about anything Blueberry. Add to saucepan. While I’ve given you the step-by-step photos of the proces, any packaged pectin you find will have recipes on making jelly. Feel free to link to or feature (no more than one image, please) any tutorials on this site, as long as credit is given and permission is obtained by the author. I appreciate your question and trust you’ll stop by for another visit… real soon. Keep up the great work and be sure to visit with us again soon. No one in my family while living in the city all of my life has ever canned a thing as too many conveniences I guess. I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Your website is now a must go to for me! Too early and it will be runny and too long and it will come out gummy. Actually, it’s the ONLY way we have of knowing that you’ve seen our recipes. You’ll need to be able to stay with them pretty much all the time at this point. Place it in this position first and fill the rack with your jars. I’ve experienced that, and really don’t know why it happens, just the nature of everything involved in the process I guess. -Steve. The berries beneath the sugar are already starting to heat up and the sugar has started to dissolve around the back edge as you can see. Do drop by and visit with us again… real soon. Your canning recipe is very well laid out. As with anything, practice makes perfect and learning how to get to just the right gel point is really the main concern when making jams and jellies. That’s one MESS you don’t want so, avoid the possibility of that ever happening and just stay with them from here on out. As for the cobbler. Thanks!! I have always been too intimidated to try to make jam, but your directions made it seem like I could do it. I think I’ve just found the answer to those two big bags of frozen blueberries that I have in MY freezer. Once the jars are under water, let the pot come on up to a boil and boil the jars for at least 15 minutes to sterilize them. -Steve, Hi Steve, I have two questions. I have made blueberry jam the last two years both times using pectin, and the first time, I used the whole amount the recipe called for, the jam was much too firm for me. Variation- They come in numerous varieties from tart to sweet and are available from late May until late July or early August here in the South. Homemade Blueberry Jalapeno Jam Recipe is easier to make than you think. Still, you can find a ton of info online and from your Cooperative Extension service. Or does it have to be fresh? I’m jealous! I discovered I could not use the weighted canners as I could not hear the pitch because of my hearing but have since purchased one with a dial, however, I have yet to use it. Gently lift the jars out one by one with tongs and put on the counter to seal. Enjoy your weekend. -Steve. You can buy them in packs of about 100 for just about a dollar. I love blueberry ice cream. Best of luck with all of your canning adventures, I’ll look forward to more reports on some of your other projects. God bless. It sounds like you cooked it a bit too long. You use it cup for cup if making the switch. We don’t make the canned blueberry dumplings anymore because with today’s advanced refrigeration, it is no longer necessary to “can” to preserve food. I have a question, can you substitute splenda or stevia for the sugar with good results? It may take a bit longer to cook the jam down to a gel stage so you just need to study up a bit on how to do that. It is hot here in Mint Hill, NC too, although the last couple of days have been cooler. It only takes a few seconds to get back up to a rolling boil after adding more hot water. Be Blessed!!! I made raspberry jam without pectin a few weeks ago and it turned out perfect – really intense flavour. You certainly wouldn’t want to set one of those hot jars on your bare Granite or Marble counter top. looking forward to more of your recipes. You can find other Canning Tutorials Here. Thank you for your wonderful recipes and reply. You’ll probably need more sugar. We bought small canning jars and lids, and put water on to boil. As I mentioned elsewhere, they’ve just recently started picking in my area. Enjoy! About how long does it take to reach that point? Be Blessed!!! I just want to thank you for that great recipe for Blueberry Jam. Hi Paulette, we run about 300ft elevation around this area, so the same as you for our recipes. So, share some of your home canning experiences with us below. I absolutely love giving homemade gifts for occasions and jams would be perfect! Here is her easy recipe and tutorial for making and canning fabulous blueberry jam! Yesterday after Church my family and i went blueberry picking at our local blueberry patch. Decorate them with cloth or paper jar toppers, labels, etc. Stuff happens. Hopefully your family will realize just how lucky they are if they get one of your jars of jam for Christmas. Seek it out and learn all that you can about safe and proper home preservation of foods. Steve, you are the best at writing jam recipes I have ever seen. Add fruit juice, stir. I had reinforcements and didn’t realize I’d be coming home with 30lbs of blueberries! You can “Save Summer In A Jar” by making your own homemade Blueberry Jam. Hello Steve, 1. Continue to stir the berries as they boil, don’t let them boil over. Diabetic. Hi, I like the looks of your recipe. Hi Helene, You could certainly freeze the jam if desired. However, these are all myths. This recipe is a delicious jam with blueberries and apples. Don’t get me wrong, i have nothing against pectin, but recipes that require pectin also require a lot of sugar. Once the water is back to a rolling boil, place the lid on the canner and start counting the time needed to process the jam. I am a beginner canner, having started last summer, but I love it! Ouch. Blueberry picking is starting very soon up here in northern Canada, and I love canning blueberry syrup for pancakes (my recipe says to strain the berries out before canning, but I like to leave them in.) I made this jam and it was horrible! You were blessed to receive that many of them. Although it jelled properly when I tested it on the cold plate it didn’t set like my other batches after 24 hrs. The other end of that notched tool can be used to remove any air bubbles from your jars. It may be weeks later before you find that one that got away. After the correct amount of time, remove the lid. Thank you for your question, I appreciate your comment and do hope you’ll keep working on your canning adventures. It is possible to make low-sugar, fruit juice-sweetened, or Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it me… I am toying with the idea of strawberry and blueberry jam as well…Fingers crossed!! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –. That was a loaf of Blueberry Bread that I purchased from the place where I picked the blueberries. Not worried though, the taste was great and so I decided to make french toast for dinner to try it on and YUM! If they are available, I like to use Meyer lemons for the juice and the zest, because they have such a nice fragrance. I do my best, but can’t answer them all. It encouraged me to finally give canning a go! blueberries, tutorial. I scooped them out of the cooking pot into a 2 cup measuring cup and then poured them into another bowl. One final pot holds the round seals for the lids. recipe, Place washed jars in canner filled with water and boiling slightly. Continue stirring until it comes back to a boil. I added a Tablespoon of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice to the batch. Though I’ve made blueberry jam … I find that there is never any information regarding how much Fruit is required for many of the Jam/Preserve recipes I’m finding on the Internet. -Steve. I’m not aware of any way to make the whole thing and can it for later. The content on this blog, including text, original photos, and ideas, are the sole property of the author. These little things can be amazing once they get in motion. The “Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving” has the information you will need to do this. Wash them and process them for canning as soon as possible. I think it’s the quality of the rack I’m using. Let sit for 5 minutes. Love your stories and recipes. No pectin or canning is required to make this jam. My mother and I got together this past weekend and did just that. Ice cream sauces, small spice mixes, etc. Here, I’ve placed one jar on a plate next to the pot of jam and, I’ve inserted my funnel. Wait…wasn’t I going to do that LAST year? 1 tablespoon Cornstarch Ladle jam into the jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. You may also find that it foams a bit more without pectin and its recommended that you skim that off before you place your jams into jars. Hi Scott, Thank you for your question. It’s just our way it seems. Can I just put the jars right in the pot without a rack? -Steve. Having said that, I have never made any with just honey but I understand it is pretty tasty and works pretty good. Im looking forward to trying your recipes. The Sitcom is protected by a guard chihuahua with PMS and terrible breath. In the wild, you almost always got “eat up” with red-bugs when picking fresh Blueberries. I do hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Hi Juliana, Congratulations on canning your first Blueberry Jam. Be Blessed!!! It’s more detailed than that though. I wonder if this can be a looser jam? I liked the bread that I made here, but it wasn’t much like what I purchased. No pectin is needed, nothing else, zip..zap…zadda….just TWO ingredients. When I first made jam I couldn’t afford even the basic canning utensils so had to be very creative in order not to end up with lots of minor burns. It will still last a month or more, so use that up first and save the properly sealed jars for later. Wonderful tutorial you have put together! You also seem like a really nice guy! But really, sanitizing them first is just good hygeine and common sense! Set them on a folded towel in a draft free location. Thank you for your comments and I do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes. Fruit itself still contains natural sugars so you can easily make a low sugar blueberry jam. Then, you’d run home to grab a bucket and go pick some more for mama. Fill Hot Water Bath canning pot half-full with water and add jars. It’s a lot of fun, and you might even find yourself getting hooked on it. Boil for 10 minutes. Here are a couple of blueberry recipes I make in the summer. Last year I halved it but still would like it looser. Hi Lidia-Maria, The sugar is just a sweetener and honey can be used instead. The rest of the recipe, should be the same procedure. Ingredients: 3 apples 450 g (1 lb) blueberries (fresh or frozen) 100-150 g (3.5-5 oz) sugar 1 tbsp lime juice (optional) Instructions: … If you remove the seeds and pulp of the fruit, you’re making jelly and not jam. Many thanks for taking the time to create instructions for us! Add more water if needed to allow … Next, you’ll want to measure your crushed berries. A glass plate that has been sitting in the freezer will help you to check for proper consistency. Bring heat up and cook berries as quickly as possible. Hi Kelly, Thank you for your question. This jam tastes like blueberries, not sugar and blueberries! I just subscribed to your newsletter as I am becoming a fan of Taste of Southern. Directions Step 1 In an 8- to 10-qt. While a thermometer isn’t necessary, I clipped one onto the pot just to watch the process. heavy pot crush 1 cup of the blueberries with a potato masher. Hi Sushmita, You shouldn’t have any problems halving the recipe. -Steve. I was a bit short on this one and just took a Tablespoon and added a bit more until I had the proper amount in the jar. Pour the berries back into the pot you want to cook them in and place it over medium heat on your stove top. Thank you for your question and your support. Red-bugs…or chiggers, must love Blueberries as well. I appreciate your question and do hope it turns out well. Start with fresh blueberries. The pot on the right is going to be used to cook the jam. I just wanted to thank you for this amazing tutorial on blueberry jam. It will just make for a better presentation of the finished product. I hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Although I went ahead already and figured it out, (I just needed an extra bowl for the extra mashed blueberries :)I do want to tell you that the recipe worked out great! Pour the berries in your pot and set your burner on high heat. Be Blessed!!! I just keep filling up the smaller pot as I use up the hot water. Thank you once again. Now I can’t wait to taste the raspberry! When it comes to canning jam, some people think that sugar must be added in order to preserve the fruit, to achieve a proper gel, or to retain the fruit’s color. I just started making jam…last weekend, actually, and I have caught the bug. Tagged as: Be Blessed!!! . They are open from sun-up to sun-down Monday – Saturday and “after church” on Sundays from 1:00pm to 8:00pm. Really tired, so I’ll close for now. WOW! If you placed the jam on a cold plate and pulled your finger through it, unless it just immediately ran back together, you’ll probably be good. Be Blessed!!! It’s easy, but you’ll want to be sure you do it right. Stored in canning jars, Strawberry-Blueberry … Can I save it? Hi Susan, Thank you for your questions. I have been toying with the idea of attempting canning as a way of preserving for about a year now, but was scared. I really think you will enjoy it after you get over the initial time or two of going through the process. The jars must be totally submerged at all times through the sterilization process. Hi Kathy, I’m glad you’re enjoying our recipe. -Steve. -Megan. Any foam should be removed though if you see it. Did make large spoon and begin filling the jar bands of frozen,! 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