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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blueberry-Lime Jam

Okay, I'm over my Walmart experience of Saturday. At least I got my jelly jars and was able to make blueberry-lime jam. Did I mention I've never made this before.

My friend, Edie, and I picked our own blueberries at my favorite orchard on Wednesday. She ate more than she paid for. Just kidding Edie. She had to try some from each bush to make sure they were sweet enough. I whipped open my Ball Blue Book of Canning and Preserves and the recipe just called to me. It is sooo good and very easy. The lime gives just a hint of citrus and keeps it from being too sweet.

Tell me this isn't going to be wonderful on hot biscuits or homemade English Muffins.

Blueberry-Lime Jam
Yield: about 6 half-pints, I got 8
print recipe

4 1/2 cups blueberries
1 package powdered pectin
5 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
1/3 cup lime juice

Crush blueberries one layer at a time. Combine crushed blueberries and powdered pectin in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Stir in grated lime peel and lime juice. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.


  1. Ooooh, this sounds VERY good! I'm always looking for new jams and jelly recipes to try. My grown son just brought me a couple of boxes of fancy jelly jars that he saw on sale at Target. .what a thoughtful "boy". .until I asked him what he would like in them, whereupon he broke into a big laugh. .his wife doesn't make preserves, and he doesn't either. .I keep offering to help him learn, but with him living out of town, it makes it more difficult. .so for now, he depends upon Mom. lol

    Thanks for sharing! Blueberries will be ripe in another week, so the timing for me is perfect!

  2. what a god idea to put lime in the blueberries. i might have to make some of this today, headache and all!

  3. this does sound good,, different kinda good

  4. oh i knew it would be something good...i am with joyce....i have to make this...i just bought a GIANT bag of limes too !!!

  5. Interesting about the lime with the blueberries. I bet it is good.

  6. I ONLY tasted the blueberries so you would have good ones. Oh I can't wait to go pick peaches.... that's next, right? I love peaches!

  7. Hi, stopping by to say, this great recipe is a featured link on my Wednesday post, thanks!


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