Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Homemade Blueberry Preserves

Earlier this week I purchased some blueberries from the local farmer's market. I wish I could have gotten them from a blueberry farm, but suffice to say, it is too darn hot!! Anyhoo, I decided to make bleuberry preserves for fear they would go to waste before we had the chance to eat them all. This was ridiculously easy! My grandmother would make preserves this way whenever company was coming and they could eat them all up. The preserves will last about a month kept in the refrigerator. You won't even need a pen and paper for this recipe; it's that easy!

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Fresh Blueberry Preserves

8 cups fresh blueberries
4 cups sugar
2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice

That's it!

All you do is:
1. wash and de-stem the berries.
2. In a dutch oven or broiler, add all ingredients and bring to a boil over
med-high heat.
3. Stir ingredients together and mash berries. I used a potato masher.
4. Cook at a rapid boil for 10-12 minutes, stirring throughout to prevent
5. Spoon into prepared canning jars.
6. Let sit in fridge for 24 hrs. before using.


Megan said...

Thank you Scarlett for visiting my blog... always a treat to meet wonderful people like you. We are drowning in fresh strawberries around here so looks like some preserves are on the 'to do' list. I have never made them .... than you for the recipe!

Holly Ross said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I am going to make some today. I also have a blog on blogspot

Dee Brown said...

I tried your Blueberry Preserves Recipe and it was a hit! my kids love it drizzled on homemade pancakes. Thank you!!

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