Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lime Blueberry Jam



A short while ago I became a Follower of Bee Haven Acres, and Beverly, the Bee Haven Maven posted a recipe for Blueberry Lime Jam.  I was really intrigued by her recipe, and since I have an abundance of wild Maine blueberries in my freezer, which need to be used up before next years crop/stock comes in I thought I would give it a try!

I recently processed 6-eight ounce jars of Blueberry Lime Gold (my new name for this jam)!  This morning we "cracked" open our first jar to spread on our English muffins, and when I asked my husband if he liked it, his response was "oh yaaa" ~ so it's got the husbands seal of approval!  Honestly, it's home-made love in a jar!




I normally make Spiced Blueberry Jam which is amazing too, so I was thrilled when Beverly posted her recipe.  I hope you enjoy this delicious new jam recipe as much as we do!



Blueberry Lime Jam

5 cups of blueberries (crushed, I use wild Maine)
2 1/2 cups of sugar
juice of two limes
zest from one lime
1 pack of dry fruit pectin

Bring the above to a boil in a large kettle.
When you reach a rolling boil, allow to boil one more minute.
Skim foam from top of liquid.
Pour into jelly jars with 1/4 inch headspace.
Place and hand tighten lids.
Process in water bath for 15 minutes.

Beverly adds that this is one of their favorite jams and she adds a lot of lime to make it tart ~ because that's how they like it, she also said If you like a sweeter jam, you can add more sugar.  We thought it was perfect just the way it was! Why mess with perfection!


Please visit Bee Haven Acres after you leave a comment, you'll love Beverly's blog!


37 comments:

  1. OH! YUM! I made my blueberry jam yesterday, but put lemon juice and pinchs of cloves in it ... yours tastes tangier and fresher, I bet! YUM!

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    1. Susan, either way, you can't beat home made jam! It's just home-made love in a jar!

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  2. The jam looks delicious. I have been wanting to try Beverly's jam since she posted on it. Your great photo of the jam on English muffins has me eager to get canning. I might just make some this afternoon. Your spiced jam is delicious as well.

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    1. Thank you Susan, I have a jar with your name on it!

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  3. that looks so yummy good. delicious. i would be a great taste tester. ha. ha!!! (:

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  4. I am ready to start putting up jams and butters. I will definitely be trying this. Two of my favorite flavors. Thanks.

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  5. This sounds delicious but I also like the sound of the spiced blueberry jam. I'm also busy jam-making these days! Lots of fruit to use up from the garden. :)

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    1. Nessa, you won't be disappointed by either one, I'm partial to the spiced, but the blueberry is a really nice change! Enjoy!

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  6. Ohhh I've just seen it on FB, it looks so delicious!
    Have a nice day

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  7. Good Morning,
    I am so glad I stopped by and thank you for visiting too. This is my favorite blueberry jam recipe. I did the same thing to one year and it became my favorite for blueberries. I think I would like to try your spiced blueberry jam too. Is it on your site?
    Thank you for becoming my newest follower! I do think canning is "love in a jar."
    I am making beet pickles today. :) I just wanted to say hi
    I will be visiting you too, lots more.
    Kim
    My Field of Dreams

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  8. this sounds *fabulous* and I LOVE blueberries! my blueberry jam is made with a splash of B&B or sweet sherry which brightens the flavor of the berries. I'm going to try your recipe...soon.

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  9. I love blueberries and I love limes so this sounds wonderful!
    How bout coming to Georgia and bringing some that good jam? I'll have the hot biscuits waiting!

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  10. I make no jams, though if I did, I'm sure that I'd want this one. I so happen to have some English muffins and they may make a lovely light supper with a cup of tea. Have fun Downeast!

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  11. Sounds like a great jam! Lime is always a fun different flavor in jams-enjoy:@)

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  12. Oh my goodness, I can just imagine the flavor! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. I have gathered all my canning supplies together and purchased my pectin today, I am going to give this recipe a try. Blueberry jam is one of my all time favorites, this looks delicious! Now I just need to get to the blueberry field. Thank you for sharing, hugs, Julie.

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  14. I never would have thought to combine lime with bluberries, but I'm intrigued by the sound of this jam, MaryIt looks so good on your English muffin!

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  15. It looks lovely - but I'd spread some butter on the muffins before adding the jam :-)

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  16. This really does sounds like an incredible combination! I must start jamming soon!

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  17. Sounds {and looks} very yummy!!! Love the taste of Lime!!!

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  18. Lime with blueberries sounds delicious. Now you have me wanting to can in this heat after seeing it topped on a toasted English muffin!

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  19. OOOH, LOVE this... and I read Bev's blog but missed the post! So thanks for sharing. YUM!

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  20. Oh, I wish I had some fresh Maine blueberries. Will have to check and see if the NC crop is ready. It's been a long time since I canned anything, but this makes me want to.

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  21. This does sound delicious! I'm going to watch for sales on blueberries so I can make some.

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  22. Having just returned from a study day at the cookery school at The School of Artisan Food in the UK I am finding it fascinating hearing about jam making in other parts of the world. This one sounds delicious!

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  23. This Jam has my mouth watering Mary!~

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  24. One of the best parts about summer are the blueberries. Your jam looks delicious Mary. How nice to be able to put it up for later.
    Sam

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  25. does it have a true taste of lime when it is done or is it a background taste. I like lime but husband does not.

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  26. I would love this! I eat blueberries every morning on my cereal. Isn't it amazing how lime juice adds so much to a recipe! Enjoy your week!

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  27. Very nice ocean and I'm a very big fan of canning, well at least eating what's in the bottles,lol. Richard

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  28. I wish we were jam eaters as this looks delicious and we have the berries, so I'll just enjoy looking at yours.

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  29. Wow!
    That is not only a pretty jam, but a delicious sounding jam also.
    How nice to have this recipe... thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  30. Oh my, this looks absolutely delicious. YUM!
    I'm browsing your lovely page now. Who could possibly resist? ;)

    My husband and I fell in love with New England the first time we visited, October of 88. We returned with our children years later and to this day, we both agree that there is no autumn like autumn in Vermont (all of New England, really). My favorite season without a doubt.

    XOXO's
    Marcia

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  31. Just stopping by from Say it Saturday and I am so jealous of your beautiful blueberries! The things they have in the market here in southern California really shouldn't be called blueberries! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. That is a very interesting combination of flavors!Lookd so yummy. Thanks for linking up with me at Say It Saturday.

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