Simple Maine Blueberry Jam

It's been a while!

Today, I've got a really simple, but really delicious recipe just in time for Blueberry season in Down East Maine.

All you will need is:

  • 5 c blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 c white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Honey to taste (optional)

You can, of course, replace the sugar with a sugar substitute like Splenda. I also added some honey (because why not?), but that's totally optional.

Combine all of your ingredients in a medium sauce pan. If your berries are frozen, defrost them on low first, otherwise just start mashing the blueberries until the juices are released and you get a consistency that you like. You can use a spoon or a potato masher (I found that using both and squishing the berries against the masher with the spoon works well).

Turn it up to medium high and boil it until it has reduced and thickened to a consistency that you like. This will take somewhere between 18-20 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally and scrape the sides to avoid burning.

Jar, cool, and enjoy!

I, personally, have lately been a little obsessed with my new mini waffle maker that I found at TJ Maxx. It was less than $8.00! And it comes in different colors!

Anyway, enjoy your jam! Either properly can it, or refrigerate it for 10 days or so. Freezing also works!

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