What does one do with a massive bag of freshly picked summer blueberries? Sorbet? Sure. Frozen and dropped into a glass of Champagne? Absolutely. Blended into a fancy schmancy BBQ sauce? Sign me up. Cooked into the perfect jam? YES. Today, I vote for jam!
This is the second post in the “It’s UnCANny…” series, and making homemade fruit jams are a fantastic and simple way to break free from the store-bought stuff.
To make this summery-sweet blueberry jam, you’ll need:
- 6 cups of fresh blueberries, washed and picked of stems
- 3 cups sugar
I realize I use a lot less sugar than a lot of jam recipes out there, but perfectly ripe berries are sweet enough on their own. Feel free to up the sugar ante if you’d like.
Over a low heat and while stirring, cook the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
In about five minutes, it should look like this.
Turn the heat up to high and bring to a boil.
Boil until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. This batch took about 10 minutes.
Enjoy the taste of summer.
Until next time…