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!
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