Spiced Blueberry Jam
Spiced Blueberry Jam - very tasty!
1 1/2 qt. blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 pkg. pectin
5 c. sugar
Remove stems and crush fully ripe blueberries completely, one layer at a time. (Or blend them coarsely in a food processor.) Measure 4 cups of crushed fruit. Add more berries if necessary.
Place berries in a large kettle and stir in the lemon juice, cloves, cinnamon and allspice and Sure-Jel or Can-Jel . Place over high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a hard boil. Immediately add sugar and bring to a full rolling boil; boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat; skim off foam with metal spoon; stir and allow to cool for 5 minutes to prevent floating fruit.
Ladle into sterilized glass jars, leaving 1/2" space at top. Seal with lids. This should make about 7 cups or 3 1/2 pints of jam.
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