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Blueberry-Lime Jam (From Ball's Blue Book of Preserving)

by Angela
(Logan, Ut)

4 1/2 cups blueberries
1 package powdered pectin
5 cups sugar
1 T. 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 minute, 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. Yields about 6 half-pints.

Balls Blue Book of Preserving is my favorite canning book. They have a lot of simple, traditional recipes and some that are a little more gourmet, like this one. I've never tried a recipe that I didn't like and I trust that the recipes are safe.

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Oct 24, 2011
Blueberry Lime jam ROCKS
by: risingsun9365

I made this jam a few weeks ago, looking for something different to sell at my living history event. This jam was one of the first to sell out.

EVERYONE said that it had a wonderful flavor and smell to it. I saved back a jar for myself, and I'm in love. It is now one of my favorite and coveted recipes.

This wonderful little gem has a beautiful purple hue to is and is fantastic on just about everything.

I've been making more and storing for winter.

Jan 10, 2012
Love it
by: GardenStater

This was the first recipe I used when I started canning, and it was the perfect choice! It's easy to make, and it's absolutely delicious!

Next summer, I'm planning to make lots of it, so I'll have plenty to give away and lots to eat.

May 26, 2012
Lime - Blueberry Jam
by: Monika

Wow! so much fun to make. My husband and I just started canning and I am so excited about this one, this is our first jam. I couldn't stop licking the spoon after canning the jam! It is sinfully delicious!

Jun 13, 2012
lime blueberry jelly
by: Anonymous

Did not like the lime taste in the morning on biscuit-bread, preferred straight blueberry jelly- but I found what I loved the lime-blueberry on- I topped creamcheese with the lime-blueberry jelly for an appetizer-Love it!

Jun 19, 2012
wonderful jam
by: Anonymous

First ever attempt at canning with this recipe last summer- delicious!! Trying again this week. BIG HIT with all my friends.

Aug 28, 2012
by: HollyMo

I made this today and it is out of this world. thanks for sharing. I have to find a copy of the Ball Blue Book up here in Canada.

Jul 20, 2013
Recipe tweak
by: jammyjamjam

Add infused peppermint for a blueberry mojito jam that is out of this world!

Aug 18, 2015
Jam & Salad Dressing!
by: Anonymous

Take one heaping tspn. of this jam, add a tsp. balsamic vinegar and a tsp. of olive oil and stir. Use it as a salad dressing for a salad that contains greens, strawberries (or any mixed ripe berries) and chèvre. Yumm!! For extra crunch add a few candied pecans.

Sep 29, 2016
low sugar receipes
by: Anonymous

I am a diabetic. I love toast and jam. Need low sugar or no sugar recipes.

Aug 14, 2017
by: Krizzie

Ah, this jam is the best and a family and friend favorite for over 10 years. I'm surprised it's not in the book anymore although I pass on the link to many. Because of this recipe, I also switch out the lime in any recipe that calls for lemon. It can work either way for you if you like lime more than lemon!! I label by jam "blimey" because I'm such a limey!!

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