United States Department of Agriculture, Extension Service
- 2-1/2 pints ripe blueberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg or cinnamon
- 5-1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 box (1-3/4 oz) powdered pectin
- Yield: About 5 half-pints
Procedure: Wash and thoroughly crush blueberries, one layer at a time, in a saucepan. Add lemon juice, spice, and water. Stir pectin and bring to a full, rolling boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add the sugar and return to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, quickly skim off foam, and fill sterile jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. For more information on how to sterilize jars see “Jars and Lids,” (FCS 8255).
Adjust lids and process as recommended in Table 1
|Table 1. Recommended process time for Blueberry-Spice Jam in a boiling-water canner.|
|Process Time at Altitudes of|
|Style of Pack||Jar Size||0 – 1,000 ft||1,001 – 6,000 ft||Above 6,000 ft|
|Hot||Half-pints or pints||5 min||10||15|
1. This document is FCS 8328, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: June 1998. First published: February 1993. Revised: October 1994. Reviewed: June 1998. This document was extracted from the Complete Guide to Home Canning, Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, USDA. It was originally published on CD-ROM as part of HE 8153, Guide 7: Preparing and Canning Jams and Jellies. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu
2. Reviewed for use in Florida by Mark L. Tamplin, associate professor, Food Safety, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611.
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