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Yields about 8 half-pint jars
1 1/2 quarts of chopped apples (about 3 pounds)
1 1/2 quart of blueberries
6 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Two 3-oz pouches of Ball® Liquid Pectin
You’ll also want to grab two large Stockpots (with lids), a Ball® Canning Rack for the bottom of the pot OR a Ball® Canning Rack with lifter, a Ball® Funnel, a Ball® Headspace Remover, 8 Ball® half-pint jars, a apple peeler, and a sharp knife.
Prep: Wash apples under cold running water, drain. Core and peel apples.
Chop apples into 1/2-inch pieces, measure 1 1/2 quarts of chopped apples.
Wash blueberries under cold running water, drain.
Here are the ingredients just before the exciting part begins!
Cook: Combine apples, blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a large saucepan or Stockpot
Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in pectin, bringing mixture to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Boil hard for one minute.
Personal note: I used a potato masher at this point to mash up the fruit more, a food mill would also work.
Skim off foam.
Fill: Ladle hot jam into a hot jar, leaving a 1/4 headspace.
Remove air bubbles. Clean jar rim.
Center lid on jar and adjust band to fingertip-tight. Place jar on rack elevated over simmering water (190 degrees F) in boiling water canner (or into boiling water in Stockpot). Repeat until all jars are filled.
Process: Lower the rack into simmering water. Water must cover jars by 1 inch. Adjust heat to medium-high, cover canner. Process half-pint jars 10 minutes. Turn off heat and remove cover. Let jars cool 5 minutes. Remove jars from canner (or Stockpot); do not retighten bands if loose.
Cool 12 hours. Check seals.
Label and store jars.
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This jam would be great on toast or bagels…
Or even on crackers with brie if you’re having friends over!
This jam is just just delicious on anything. Enjoy!
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