Blueberry Jam


4 cups blueberries
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice, or lime if preferred
1/3 cup pectin, 1 box dry pectin

In large heavy pan place blueberries and water. Mash berries and cook over medium low heat until hot and bubbly. Mix together sugar and pectin and add to berries; whisk until all is dissolved. Heat until hot and Bubbly, let bubble for 2 minutes; reduce heat to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or so. Spoon into hot sterile jelly jars, seal with hot sterile lids and rings. Put through hot water bath; bring water to a rolling boil; turn off heat. Let sit 10 minutes or so. Remove from hot water bath and let cool completely. Label and store in dark cool place. Makes about 3 jelly jars full.

Always make your jam in small batches for the best result. I usually make several batches, put in my jars and seal with rings and lids…let aside until all batches are done….then put all thru the bath together.