Blueberry, Lemon and Chile Jam

Lorah Hodges

By
@lhodges1

This jam is one of my very favorite jams, it also is 1 of my best sellers. The combination of flavors all come together to make the blueberry flavor pop! Perfect on toast.

This is not my recipe, but I changed it up a bit, so I guess now it is. :)

If you are giving these as gifts you could also place a small chile in there before you pour the jam in the jars. As with most of my jams, you can take the remnants of jar & add pure maple syrup, mix well for a nice breakfast treat.
You could also dilute with a white wine vinegar for salad dressing.


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Serves:

about 4 cups

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

7 c
blueberries, rinsed (fresh or frozen) divided - 6 cups and 1 cup
2 1/4 c
raw sugar
1
long cinnamon stick or 3 small
2 large
jalapenos, seeded and chopped fine
2 medium
lemons
1 tsp
sea salt
1
habanero pepper, seeded & veined & fine chopped
2 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place blueberries and sugar in a large pot. Stir well and allow the berries to macerate while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.
2
With a vegetable peeler, zest your lemons (make sure you don't get the white bitter pith). Then cut the zest into fine strips, you need about 1/4 cup.
3
Juice the lemons and strain, you need about 1/2 cup of juice (you may need another lemon for juice). Add the juice and the zest to the blueberries and stir well.
4
Toast or heat your cinnamon stick(s) to bring out the flavor. (usually 1 - 2 minutes)
5
Time to mash! Grab your potato masher and squish those blueberries well. Add your cinnamon stick(s), peppers, and the salt. Bring to a simmer over med-high heat. Reduce heat and cook between 45 minutes and an hour until mix is think and it keeps bubbling when you stir it.
6
Add the remaining cup of blueberries and the cilantro. Bring back to a boil and boil for 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and fill you hot jars. Process in hot water canner for 10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern