Kitchen Gift Idea: Spicy Blueberry Jam
Spicy Blueberry Jam
2 pints blueberries
1/2 C. red wine vinegar
3 C. sugar
1/4 t. EACH: nutmeg, cinnamon and mace
1/8 t. cloves
Wash and stem the berries. Place with the vinegar in a four-quart
saucepan over medium heat. When juice starts to form, increase heat
slightly, and stir often until mixture boils. Boil steadily about 10
minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
Remove from heat and measure. You should have about 3 3/4 cups. If
necessary, add water to fill to 4-cup mark. Return mixture to pan.
Combine sugar and spices in a bowl. Bring fruit mixture to a boil over
medium heat. Add sugar and spices all at once, and stir until jam boils
again. Adjust heat so jam boils steadily for 5 to 15 minutes, stirring
to prevent sticking. When it's done, remove from heat and ladle into
hot, sterilized jars. Label and store a week or so for flavors to
Makes about 5 cups.
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