Recipe from Russia: That Blueberry Jam…

Blueberry_JamBlueberry jam: Now that is something Russians know how to make and blueberries are plentiful in Russia. I use this same recipe to make any form of a jam here in Russia, but since Russians are very likely to have a jar of homemade Blueberry Jam in the fridge! I decided to use Blueberries instead of say, the other almost as famous fruit, the Cranberry…

Ingredients:

3 cups blueberries (Fresh Please!)
1 tbsp real lemon juice with pulp
5 grams powdered pectin
12 oz as unrefined as possible sugar (I use a course sugar beet sugar that is plentiful in Russia!)

Lets Make:

Crush the berries by hand. No! By a spoon or fork in your hand. (OK, use you fingers and it is more fun, but don’t blame me for the mess!) Do not do any more than crush once or twice each berry, for if you go too long, you lose the chunks…

Then add the berries and lemon juice to a saucepan, sprinkle the pectin on top and bring to a rolling boil, stir constantly…

Then add the sugar progressively, bring back to a boil, and boil for 1 minute…

Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes in the pan. Then transfer to a sterilized pint jar, plus add a two piece lid and immerse in a 200 F water bath for 15 to 20 minutes…

Let cool for 30 minutes before putting in refrigeration storage… (I do not claim long term dry storage with the low pectin amount!)

Yields + or – 1 pint of jam…

Yummy on bread, toast, buns, rolls and just anything that you can think of. I like it on saltine crackers… 🙂

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

About Кайл Китон

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон

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