Fresh Blueberry Jam
Making fresh Blueberry Jam is fun for the entire family. Start out the day picking fresh blueberries at your local farm (or your local grocery store) and make a day of it!
1 1/2 qt. fresh blueberries, crush to equal 4 1/2 c.
2 tbsp. lemon juice
7 c. sugar
2 pouches Certo fruit pectin
1 tsp. butter
12 (8 oz.) or 20 (4 oz.) jars with lids, sterilized
Prepare 8 oz. jam jars by boiling them for 10 minutes. Prepare fruit in large 5-quart pan on stove. Stir sugar into fruit. Mix well and add 1 teaspoon butter. Bring mix to full boil for 5 minutes over high heat; stir constantly.
Pour Certo (2 pouches) into fruit and continue to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Ladle into jars, wipe rims of jam. Turn jars upside down for 5 minutes and then turn upright. Let set for 1 hour.
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