A day of blueberry picking has left us with tons of blueberries! They are so plump and juicy I couldn't wait to get cooking with them. Unfortunately, by the time I got home there were a bunch of berries that got somewhat smashed in the bottom of our bag (shame on me for letting my 4 year old hold the bag)! Instead of wasting them I reserved them in a bowl and used them in this delicious jam....the smashed berries worked perfectly!
- 6 cups blueberries
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp butter
Rinse berries and place into a food processor to rough chop. You don't want to puree the berries, just rough them up a bit. Add into a large stock pot and heat for 2 - 3 minutes until they start to simmer. Add in the sugar, lemon juice and butter and bring to a rolling boil and boil for about 15 - 20 minutes until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and store in a heat safe container allowing to cool completely prior to refrigerating. Or can using the safe canning method by placing into warmed sterilized jars and processing in a water bath for 10 minutes.