Blueberry-Spice Jam

  • 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 in 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. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel. Adjust lids and process.

Recommended process time for Blueberry-Spice Jam in a boiling-water canner
Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time at Altitudes of
0-1,000 ft 1,001-6,000 ft Above 6,000 ft
Hot Half-pints or Pints 5 min 10 min 15 min

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