blueberry lemonade jam- is this recipe safe?
I have seen this recipe posted on a couple different webstes and it looks really good. Is it safe? I would love to make some and give it as gifts, but obviously not if it could make the recipients sick! :)
Thanks for your experise!
Blueberry Lemonade Jam
Â7 cups Crushed Blueberries
Â1 package Low-sugar Sure-Jell
Â3-Â½ cups Sugar
Â1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Peel
Ââ cups Bottles Lemon Juice
Wash jars, bands and lids. Submerge 9 half-pint jars in a large pot or canner full of simmering water (make sure you put something in the bottom of the canner so the jars donÂt come in direct contact with the bottom of the pot). Put flat lids in small saucepan of simmering water.
Pour crushed blueberries into an 8 qt. stock pot. Mix low-sugar Sure-Jell with 1/4 c. of the sugar and stir into blueberries. Add enough water to the 1/3 c. lemon juice to equal 1/2 c. total fluid. Stir lemon-water into blueberries. Bring to a boil then add the rest (3 1/4 c.) of the sugar. Return to a hard, rolling boil and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest.
Empty half-pint jars of water one at a time and ladle in blueberry mixture, leaving 1/8 inch head space. Wipe jar rim and put on flat lid. Screw on band. Return to simmering water in canner. When all jars have been filled, place lid on canner and bring water to a boil. Process 10 minutes in water-bath. Cool on counter, away from drafts.
Makes 9 Â 10 half pints