This vibrant jam recipe is the perfect way to preserve a bounty of summer blueberries and enjoy long after their season is over. The fresh ginger adds a delightful pop of flavor, but isn’t overpowering. Serve your homemade blueberry jam on a hearty slab of toast, spooned over warm biscuits or pancakes, or alongside a wheel of Brie.

Pam Lolley

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Recipe Summary

active:
45 mins
total:
1 day
Yield:
Makes 10 (1/2 pt.) jars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Process blueberries in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer blueberries to a stockpot; stir in sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange zest, orange juice, and grated ginger. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil over medium-high, stirring constantly, and boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in liquid pectin. Return to a rolling boil over medium-high; boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

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  • Remove from heat, let stand 5 minutes, and skim off any foam. Ladle mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rims. Center lids on jars, apply bands, and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jars in boiling-water canner. Process as directed for 10 minutes.

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