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One of my favorite things about summertime is being able to see product grow right in our own yard and reaping the fruits of our labor. Last year was less than great because a deer ate my garden – TWICE! Thankfully, my sister and her husband were kind enough to share their abundance with me so I was still able to do some canning. This year, I can’t wait for all the harvesting so I can get busy again!
Thank you to Ball Canning for providing me with goodies to create this post!
To warm up, I utilized The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving and made a batch of the Blueberry Syrup from page 122. When I served my husband, he was really impressed and thought I had bought the syrup because it was so yummy! So this recipe will definitely be added to my “Must Make Again” list when it’s gone.
Blueberry Syrup Recipe
- 4 1/4 pounds fresh blueberries
- 3 cups water, divided
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
- Wash and drain blueberries and place in an 8 quart pot along with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and crush the blueberries with a potato masher. Reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Line a fine wire-mesh strainer with 3 layers of dampened cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a bowl and pour the blueberry mixture into strainer. Let stand for 20 minutes (do NOT press mixture).
- Combine 3 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil, uncovered for 20 minutes or till mixture reaches 220 degrees, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in blueberry juice and lemon juice and return to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring once. Remove from heat and skim off and discard any foam.
- Ladle syrup into a hot jar, leaving 1/3″ headspace. Remove air bubbles and wipe jar rim. Place lid and band on, and turn fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner.
- Process jars for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, and let jars stand for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
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