I’m not sure why it is, but I LOVE making jam. There is a sense of satisfaction I get making my own homemade jam. There is seriously nothing like the sound of that jar “popping” when it seals, it makes me smile every time – I actually laugh at myself – it’s like YESSSSS!! Blueberries were on sale last week so over the weekend I made “Blueberry Jam” and it is delicious. The recipe is below and comes right out of the “Certo” box. If you have never made jam – just try it!!
This is from the “Cooked Jam Recipes”: Makes 9-10 cups (I use 8oz. mason jars)4 pints fresh blueberries (8 cups) = 4 1/2 cups crushed 1 large lemon = 2 TBS fresh lemon juice 7 cups sugar (I know that’s a lot but it’s not super sweet!) 2 pouches liquid Certo
My advice is too have everything pre-measured to make it easier – once the mixture starts boiling things move pretty quickly. I also run my jars through the dishwasher to make sure they’re clean and to make sure they’re hot before I pour the jam in them. Have an oven mitt ready – the jars are HOT with jam when you’re tightening the lids. I also turn them upside down after tightening – just for about 20 minutes – not sure why – think I read it somewhere?
Here is the link for the directions – it’s a bit lengthy but promise – not difficult!!