Buddy's Blueberry Jelly
INGREDIENTS
  • 10 cups fresh blueberries (= 5 cups juice)
  • -> 3 x 510 g/18 oz containers = perfect amount
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 package dry pectin
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
DIRECTIONS
  1. Wash and take stems off from the berries.
  2. Place them in a big cooking pot.
  3. Mash them to get the juices flowing.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 15 minutes to release all of the juices, while also continuing to mash and stir.
  5. Get out a colander or sieve, and pour the mixture through it and into another clean, large pot.
  6. Mash the fruit within the colander/sieve to get as much of the good juices out as possible. Compost/discard the leftover solids.
  7. You should have about 5 cups of goodness.
  8. Place the pot of blueberry juice back onto the stove, and add the pectin and lemon juice to it.
  9. Bring this to a rolling boil, stirring frequently.
  10. When the fruit liquid reaches a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, add the sugar all at once.
  11. Stir it well to break down all of the sugar.
  12. Bring the mixture back to a rolling boil, stirring often to keep it from scorching. When it is at a full, rolling boil that you cannot stir down, set a timer for 3 minutes, and continue to cook and stir the jelly for that time frame, then remove from heat.
  13. Fill your sterilized jars with hot jelly, leaving 1/4” headspace.
  14. Wipe the rims clean before affixing the lids and rings to the jars, making sure they are "finger-tight".
  15. Process your jelly by waterbath for 10 minutes.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Whether it be blueberry jam, jelly, or even a blueberry butter, this is probably one of the best topping for toast! ♥