Blueberry Freezer Jam

READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 5 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    pints wild blueberries (to make 2 cups of crushed berries)
  • 1 12
    tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4
    cups sugar
  • 1
    (3 ounce) envelope fruit pectin (Certo brand)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and rinse containers (make sure they are sterile).
  • Prepare the berries crushing one cup at a time using a potato masher.
  • Measure exact amount of berries and juice and place in a large bowl.
  • Measure the exact amount of sugar (no sugar substitutes) and stir into the prepared fruit; mix well and let stand for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • While waiting, in a small bowl, stir the Certo fruit pectin into the lemon juice.
  • After the 10 minutes has gone by with the berries, stir the pectin mixture into the prepared fruit.
  • Stir constantly until sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy--about 4 minutes (a few sugar crystals may remain--it's O.K.).
  • Pour into prepared containers, leaving a 1/2" space at the top for expansion during the freezing; cover.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours till set.
  • You may store in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks or store in the freezer for up to one year; thaw in the refrigerator.
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