Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Jam

by Sandra Nickerson on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8:14pm
from Saving the Season

BECKETT’S BLUEBERRIES

2.5 lbs berries, about 8 cups

1.5 lbs sugar, 3 heaping cups (I decided the straight 2:1 ratio suggested by the Blueberry Hill proprietor wasn’t enough to sweeten the berries to my taste)

3″ cinnamon stick

juice of 1/2 lemon

1.5 tablespoon gin

1 rinse and pick over berries to remove stems.

2 put berries in a pot with a splash of water and heat gently until they start to sweat and soften. run the berries through a food mill, then return pulp to the pot and add sugar and cinnamon.

3 bring to a boil and cook about 5 minutes until sufficiently thickened. stir in lemon juice and gin and return briefly to a boil. ladle into jars, seal and process in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes.

YIELD
5 pounds berries yielded 4 pints
4 x 8 oz
8 x 4 oz

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