Category Archives: Canning
I love blueberries and I love making jams and jellies so when I get blueberries, some will go into the freezer and some will be canned.
I must confess that though I love making jams, I don’t really eat a lot of it for breakfast. I do however, use my jams in recipes like muffins and cupcakes.
I usually use my old Ball Blue Book of Preserving for my canning recipes and that is where this recipe for Blueberry Jam comes from. I did however, add lemon juice because I like to add a little tartness into my sweet jams.
- 9 cups of crushed Blueberries
- 6 cups of Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
I’m having Deja vu as I sit staring at a bowl of beautiful pears. I have had an abundance of fruit this year and I constantly find myself staring at bowls of fruit contemplating what I want to make with them.
The recipe I’m sharing in this post is for pear preserves. I used the peelings from these pears to make the pear honey and it turned out amazing. I will be posting the recipe for that later.
The pear preserves I made tasted so great that I decided to use the same recipe for my Cinnamon Vanilla Apple Preserves. The only changes I made was to add less sugar. I made three batches making the first batch exactly like the pears and decreasing the sugar on the second and third batches. The apples I used were sweet and didn’t need all of the extra sugar. My advise would be to start with less sugar and do a taste test adding sugar as needed.
Here is my strawberry/banana jam. It’s probably been 20 years since I last made this combo and after tasting it I’m wondering what took so long. It is soooo delicious. I just finished this batch and I am sitting here with a piece toast slathered in the still warm jam as I type this. My fingers are sticking to the keys as I type (I tend to be a little messy).
I ended up with a lot of strawberries this year (I’m a lucky girl) so I have been making Strawberry Jam and jelly, strawberry/banana jam, strawberry syrup, and canning just the strawberries. As you can tell by all of the canning recipes this summer, I have been canning A LOT ! That’s ok because this winter I will pull those warm biscuits out of the oven, slather on some butter, and spread on my fresh jelly.
Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try…..