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Blueberry Preserves

Juicy blueberries swimming in a sweet jelly taste terrific spooned over vanilla ice cream. But we also enjoy it on top of waffles and pancakes.—Shannon Arthur, Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Process: 5 min.
  • Makes
    3 half-pints


  • 5 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook 15-18 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into three hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 90 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Mimi
    Nov 22, 2020

    Can I use frozen blueberries? And what is the canning process time? thank you ! I would love to make some today!

  • fhquilting
    Oct 29, 2020

    Just delicious! I love it!! I made it for pancake/ waffle syrup and ice cream sundae topping. I doubled the recipe and bottled 4 pints which is equal to 8 half pints.

  • Lisa
    Sep 6, 2019

    This is on my short list of favorite recipes. Ever. I used lemon balsamic vinegar last time and it was a delight.

  • fredaevans
    Aug 5, 2012

    This should be 'Declared Illegal!' Done as 'Freezer Jam' you have no idea what "Good Eats" really means over Vanilla 'I Scream for Ice Cream.'

  • fredaevans
    Aug 5, 2012

    This should be 'Declared Illegal!' Done as 'Freezer Jam' you have no idea what "Good Eats" really means over Vanilla 'Scream.'

  • mrs. marvelous
    Jul 26, 2012

    To remove air bubbles you can tap it on the counter gently a skewer through it to pop the bubbles. and yes! I would definitely freeze this if canning isn't for you!

  • jackiegene
    Jul 26, 2012

    How do you "remove air bubbles" ??

  • hippychick50
    Jul 26, 2012

    This was AWESOME! It tastes just like Christmas in your mouth! I will have to make more, as it only makes a small batch! YUMMA!

  • bziol
    Jul 26, 2012

    I don't have the necessary canning supplies so I wonder if this could be frozen instead.

  • hellchell1
    Jul 26, 2012

    there is not but one thing to say about this um um good