Friday, July 9, 2010

Blueberry Jam

   I had fun making bleberry jam with some of the women from my church today! I think many people do not realize how easy it is to make jam. Especially berry jam! Here is the blueberry jam recipe that we used. It makes 6 cups of jam.

   3 pints blueberries (4 cups crushed berries)
   4 cups sugar
   1 pkg Sure Jell
   1/2 teaspoon butter (optional)
   jars with lids & rings (all clean and sterile)

Step 1:
   Wash the blueberries and remove any stems.

Step 2:
   Crush blueberries with a potato masher. Only crush about 1 cup at a time. Be sure to crush each berry, but be careful not to liquify them.

Step 3:
   Measure exactly 4 cups of sugar, and set aside in a bowl.

Step 4:
   Place lids for jars in a shallow pan of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and keep hot until ready to use.

Step 5:
   In large pan, mix 4 cups crushed berries, 1 pkg Sure Jell, and 1/2 teaspoon butter.

Step 6:
   Bring berry mixture to a rolling boil. Add the sugar; stiring constantly. Bring back to a rolling boil and boil for 1 minute.

Step 7:
   Remove foam (if any) from top of jam.

Step 8:
   Using a funnel and ladel, fill jars with hot jam. I fill mine to about 1/4 inch from the top.

Step 9:
   Place a hot lid on the jar of jam. Screw a ring very tightly onto the jar.

Step 10:
   Place jar upside down. The heat from the jam will seal the lid. Leave upside down until jar is sealed.

Your jam is ready to enjoy!

Visit Kraft Foods if you need other recipes for jam or want a recipe using another Sure-Jell product.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kim, this turned out to be great, I added about 1 cup more berries just because I love them. Thanks