Saturday, June 12, 2010

Blueberry Syrup

Fresh, local blueberries were on sale this week.
It was the perfect opportunity to make some
homemade blueberry syrup!




Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used -
Raley's has 32 ounce bags of blueberries for $3.69
or an 18 oz basket of fresh berries for around the same price

INGREDIENTS:

7 cups blueberries (Fresh or Frozen)
2 TBS Lemon Juice
7 cups sugar


EQUIPMENT:

7 half pint jars with lids and rings
Fine Mesh Strainer
Water Bath Canner

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix blueberries and lemon juice in enamel or other non-reactive pot.

2. Heat until boiling, smashing berries with a potato masher as you go.

3. Boil for 5 minutes.

4. Strain berries through fine mesh strainer, pressing out as much juice as you can.

5. Add juice and 7 cups sugar back into pot and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil one minute.

6. Fill sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

7. Wipe rim with a clean cloth. Place lid and tighten band.

8. Process in water bath canner for 10 minutes (for 0-1000 ft. elevation)


We are excited to try the homemade syrup on pancakes and waffles! Maybe we will have breakfast for dinner on Sunday :)

2 comments:

Sharee and Arthur said...

Wow! That looks amazing! I love fruit flavored syrups! Good job you guys. :)

Scott and Kim said...

Hey we wanna TRY some!!! Spread the love!!