That was a bunch of them for sure. 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”. But after about 6 to 8 months, they get darker in color and start to get Cover with two-piece lids. 34 Items Magazine subscription – save 32% and get a three-tier steamer worth £44.99 A pot of homemade preserve always beats shop-bought. While it’s a bit pricey, I’ve been able to get three batches of jam out of one package (almost 30 8-ounce jars). Jam recipes. Maybe one day. Those helped me a lot and I still go to them just to try to keep up to date on any changes. I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. I’ve got my jar lifter on the left, then my funnel, bubble remover and magnetic lid lifter all ready to go. -Steve. I happy to hear you tried our Blueberry Jam Recipe, and that it turned out well for you. You’ll probably get around to it before I do, so you could help some others that might be interested in doing the same thing. Keep a check on them throughout the next steps. They also have a small retail center on-site that sells about anything Blueberry. Just before I removed the jam from the stove, I removed my jars from the boiling water in the canner. Just keep a close watch on it as it thickens up so you get that part right and you shouldn’t have any problems. The appliance will continue to automatically stir your ingredients while it cooks. We’ll start at the back left burner. worry that you only had 6.2567 cups of crushed berries....  Just take Also, whether frozen or canned, how long should it keep once opened? It will just make for a better presentation of the finished product. //-->. I hope you’ll check that one out and thank you for sharing your comments. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Ladle jam into the jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. I’d like to make the blueberry jam next but was wondering if I can halve the recipe to make 3 half-pint jars? Disclaimer and cycle, the water bath processing will sanitize them as well as the I set them on a clean towel and have them easily accessible for the filling process. You can reuse canning jars and the bands for the tops but, you can NOT reuse the lids. Trust me on that one. I am toying with the idea of strawberry and blueberry jam as well…Fingers crossed!! I suspect you may have overcooked it a bit too long, which causes it to get all gummy. You can “Save Summer In A Jar” by making your own homemade Blueberry Jam. 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!!! Too early and it will be runny and too long and it will come out gummy. Another question, I don’t have all the tools required but I think I can manage with what I have for now. Let’s Get Cooking!!! amzn_assoc_design = "in_content"; Stay within earshot … I absolutely love giving homemade gifts for occasions and jams would be perfect! Great recipe and instructions. 5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating. It may be weeks later before you find that one that got away. the heat on very low, until I need them! boiling. I hope this will help, but your point is noted. Bless you Mr Gordon. are often great sources for used canning items at great prices if you have access to those. Once It’s more detailed than that though. Any bubbles at the bottom of the jar, will follow the skewer up to the top and burst. Excellent recipe and instructions! Add to saucepan. Similarly, frozen blueberries are more tart (acidic) than fresh blueberries. Serve over ice cream or cheesecake. From Jams to Jellies, Salsa to 100% Blueberry Juice…you’ll find it available during the growing season. Pectin is high priced when bought in single-batch boxes. Some people replace the lid and reprocess the jar, then that's a contents! Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently and … In the future I will use less sugar if my blueeberries are sweeter than others. can ONLY be made in rather small batches - about 6 cups of prepared And here are simple Hi Ann, I’m glad to see you’ve stepped back into canning and congratulations on those new jars of Blueberry Jam. amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "284507"; Love that there is no pectin other than what is in the fruit you are using. Be Blessed!!! But, just go ahead and add it all at one time. Made from natural apples, there are also natural no-sugar My Mother always made her jams without pectine. amzn_assoc_title = "Shop for pectin"; Thank you for your time and answer. Put the lids into a pan of hot, but not quite boiling water (that's what the manufacturer's recommend) for 10 minutes, and use the magnetic "lid lifter wand" to pull I do hope this helps. Read your newsletter email this morning and wanted to let you know that canning is on the rise again, so please continue to share your canning recipes. I have added a jar lifter and measuring tool to my arsenal and got pint jars this time around. I prefer to use these wooden skewers for that task. Picking blueberries was a family project. I appreciate your question and trust you’ll stop by for another visit… real soon. -Steve. Easy small-batch blueberry jam recipe. are available! | dadscookgoodfood, The best Blueberry Jam | Home where the heart resides, Blueberry Jam (no pectin) « Catherine 2013. fingers slightly apart, you will easily feel any soft or mushy berries get I can’t stand to see anything go to waste, so without benefit of any canning supplies except jars and lids, I went to it. Wait…wasn’t I going to do that LAST year? Be Blessed!!! You’ll know not to use that lid for canning. It’s not needed at all but, its like adding a little Lemon zest to your other recipes….it just knocks it all up a punch. I didn’t have enough time to research what people do with leftover jam that doesn’t quite fill the jar, so I treated it the same as the full jar (only difference is the head space). This is my first time making blueberry jam and I can’t wait to try your recipe. This is where the jar tongs and lid lifter come in really handy! I’m constantly lifting juice up with my stirring spoon to watch how it drips off the spoon. 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. Enjoy your weekend. Keep Try cooking it less and see if that gives you what you’re looking for. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. If you like a real firm jam I would only use 8 cups of crushed blueberries. But the recipes don’t indicate how many PINTS are required for the recipe. Recipe Tip – How sweet your jam is will depend on the natural sweetness of your blueberries. 4 cups of sugar completely covered my berries when I added it all in. Place the closed jars in your canner rack, lower the rack and make sure the jars are covered with about 2 inches of water. need to process them for 5 minutes. You certainly wouldn’t want to set one of those hot jars on your bare Granite or Marble counter top. Omit stevia.