Florida Blueberry Jam Sweetened with Honey. Wow, That’s Good!
It's the middle of May, and we are right smack in the middle of Florida blueberry season! These sweet, plump, and tasty little pieces of heaven could not be more fresh or delicious. Florida blueberries are not only incredibly healthy and nutrient-packed, but are also extremely versatile in cooking.
Something you don't see very often, but is so delicious and healthy, is blueberry jam. If you've never had it, just try this recipe. You'll be hooked! This recipe from Marisa McClellan is called Honey Sweetened Blueberry Jam, and shows how to make a small batch through easy-to-follow directions in your kitchen. I suggest using Florida honey. Some of the most delicious honey anywhere is made right here in Florida.
To start, you'll need:
1 quart of Florida blueberries
2/3 cup Florida honey (5 oz., 2 tsp.)
1/2 juiced lemon
- Pour your blueberries into a pan (Ms. McClellan suggests a nonreactive metal pan).
- Smash your blueberries using a potato smasher or anything else you have nearby.
- Add your honey and lemon juice, and bring to a boil.
- Cook for 10 min. or until it thickens.
- Wait till the jam mixture cools, and start eating! It should stay good for up to a month in a jar. See link below for canning instructions.
This recipe can also be used with frozen blueberries, but you may need to cook it longer to allow the liquid to evaporate.
The jam can be frozen and eaten later.
Apple cider vinegar can be used instead of lemon juice.
Agave can be used instead of honey.