We have a bumper crop of blueberries this year!

Abundant Blueberries!

Abundant Blueberries!

Seems like I can go out and pick berries every other day and come in with a bucket full. Not only do we enjoy eating them but nothing beats the taste of blueberry jam on homemade toast in the middle of winter. Brings back memories of picking those wonderful blueberries on a sunny, warm summer day.Blueberries

This recipe is a slight variation of regular blueberry jam; it has a hint of lime in it. The lime makes the jam taste so refreshing. This recipe makes about six 8-ounce jars. Perfect for stocking your pantry or for gift giving!

Blueberry Lime Jam

4 Β½ cups crushed blueberries
Grated zest and juice of 1 large lime
1 package of regular powdered fruit pectin (1.75oz)
5 cups of granulated sugar

Before you start prepare your canner, jars and lids.

In a large, deep stainless steel saucepan, combine berries, lime zest and lime juice.

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Blueberries, lime zest and lime juice.

Whisk in pectin until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once and return to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim off foam.

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Cooking Jam

Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving ΒΌ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary by adding hot jam. Wipe rim. Center the lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.

Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.

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Blueberry Lime Jam

 

 

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14 comments on “Our Favorite Blueberry Jam

Carlee on August 3, 2015 11:58 am

I love homemade jam! I have never had blueberry, but now I need to!

Nancy Wolff on August 3, 2015 10:27 pm

Carlee, If you like blueberries you will love blueberry jam! πŸ™‚

Jann Olson on August 3, 2015 11:29 pm

I have never made blueberry jam, but this sure looks yummy!! Hopped over from Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Pinning.
hugs,
Jann

Nancy Wolff on August 4, 2015 1:18 am

Jann,
You should try making blueberry jam, it is easy and ever so tasty!

Jess on August 4, 2015 3:13 pm

My mom would LOVE this! So fresh and delicious looking!

Thanks for joining the Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Nancy Wolff on August 4, 2015 7:07 pm

Jess,
Blueberry Lime Jam is one of my favorites! πŸ™‚

Deborah on August 6, 2015 7:42 pm

This makes me want to go get the blueberries! I have never tried them with lime, is it very subtle, or does it just make the blueberry taste “pop”?

Nancy Wolff on August 7, 2015 1:39 am

Deborah,
Blueberry Lime is just perfect, it enhances the taste of the blueberries without being overpowering!

April J Harris on August 7, 2015 4:52 pm

What a delicious jam, Nancy. I love how you added the lime zest! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and shared πŸ™‚

Nancy Wolff on August 9, 2015 10:42 pm

April, It is our favorite! πŸ™‚

CD Loken on August 8, 2015 8:04 pm

I’ve never made blueberry jam before, but yours sounds YUMMY! Pinning so I can make this soon! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Al on August 9, 2015 9:31 am

Those Blueberries look scrumptious and I love your gorgeous Mason Jars. Preserving food this way is not something a great many people in England now do – we’re all too close to supermarkets these days – but my Mother and my Grandmothers used to bottle and pickle the produce from family allotments in the 60s and 70s. I love to make jams, jellies and pickles, though and just 2 years ago took on a small half allotment plot; I’m loving growing my own food!

Nancy Wolff on August 9, 2015 10:40 pm

Al,
I think it is the same in the US, the majority of folks don’t bother canning their own food. I like knowing I’ve grown organic fruits and vegetables and I can preserve them to enjoy later! Glad you’re enjoying growing your own food to! πŸ™‚

Melissa Vera on August 10, 2015 2:04 pm

I love blueberries, but I have never thought to make jam with them. Thanks for the recipe. Thank you for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty this week and I hope you will come back and share again.

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