Sunday, 5 September 2010

Easy Blueberry jam/conserve

I had a busy morning helping out with the farmers market then walking the dog. So tonight I wanted to make some jam. I had two small punnets of blueberries and I wanted to make this for our holiday in Oct. This is one of my favourite recipes, it makes a lovely conserve texture and has the most wonderful colour. I experimented tonight and added some home grown rhubarb and added 50g more sugar. It turned out perfect, which is more than my plum jam did recently! Here is the recipe ....

Makes: 400ml (1 small and one medium jar)

375g blueberries
200g caster sugar

1.Put the blueberries in a pan with 50ml water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until the berries burst, soften and release their juice.

2.Add the sugar, stir until dissolved, then boil for 10 minutes. Transfer to a container that has an airtight lid, leave to cool, then cover and chill. That's it, vey simple and makes a wonderful gift.

Blueberry Jam


Jo said...

I love blueberries. I will refer back to this recipe next year when, hopefully, I will have some blueberries, unfortunately the frost got them this year. As a side note, have you seen my blog? There's a new resident in our household, not quite as big as Moss but a minature version.

eight by six said...

Hi Jo
Really sorry I forgot to leave a message earlier. How is Archie? He looks adorable.

Jo said...

He's settled really well and is already a proper member of the family. He can't walk that far at the moment with him being a young puppy, but I'm enjoying the walks we do have. He's aleady been introduced to the allotment too, I'm hoping that he'll be company for me down there.