How long to cook blueberry jam?

It will take 1 hour to make blueberry jam, 20 minutes to cook .

How to make blueberry jam

Products for blueberry jam
Blueberries – 1 kilogram
Sugar – 4 cups
Water – 1 cup

How to cook blueberry jam
Select ripe, dense fruits for jam. Remove forest debris and carefully, without disturbing the structure of the berries, rinse the berries in a colander. Slightly dry the berries and pour into a saucepan for cooking jam.
Pour water into a saucepan and put on fire. Pour sugar into warm water, heat and dissolve completely. After boiling the syrup, turn off the heat, pour blueberries with syrup and leave for 10 minutes. After that, put the pan with blueberries and syrup on the fire, cook the jam after boiling for 20 minutes over low heat. When cooking jam, it is necessary to remove the foam.
Pour the finished hot jam into sterilized jars and roll up. Turn jars of blueberry jam upside down, wrap in a blanket and wait until completely cooled. Remove cooled jam jars for storage.

Tasty Facts

– Ripe soft berries are most suitable for cooking jam, unripe ones are not recommended.

– To make blueberry jam dense, you can not add water: pour blueberries with sugar and leave for 2 hours, then put on a quiet fire and cook with constant stirring: already in the first minutes of cooking, you can make sure that the juice allocated by blueberries is enough to the jam didn’t burn.

– When cooking in blueberry jam, some of the nutrients are preserved. Jam normalizes the work of the intestines and pancreas.

– In the scientific literature, in addition to the well-known name, there are other options: swamp blueberry, undersized, marsh. In Russia, many common names for this berry are associated with the fact that they used to make wine from it: a water drinker, a drunken berry, a drunkard, a drunkard, a drunkard, blue grapes, a fool, a fool, a fool, a fool. There are also neutral common names: cabbage roll, dove, titmouse, gonobob, gonobobel, gonoboy, gonobol.

– Blueberries are a low-calorie berry, so it can be included in the diet. In addition, due to the large amount of vitamins and minerals, blueberries speed up the metabolism in the body and enhance the effect of sugar-lowering drugs. Berries strengthen blood vessels, normalize the work of the heart and digestive system.

– Blueberries grow in regions of the Northern Hemisphere with a cold and temperate climate: in Eurasia from Great Britain and Scandinavia to the Far East and Japan, in North America – from Alaska to Newfoundland and California in the south of the mainland. In Russia, it grows from the Arctic to the Caucasus. Prefers acidic soils, wetlands, rocky slopes.

Original blueberry jam

Blueberries – 1 kilogram
Sugar – 1.3 kilograms
Dry juniper fruits – 4 pieces
Lemon – 1 medium-sized lemon
Water – 1 cup

How to cook blueberry jam
1. Sort and wash a kilo of blueberries.
2. Crush 5 dry juniper berries in a mortar. This component will give the jam an unusual coniferous flavor.
3. Remove the zest from the lemon. This can be done quickly with a fine grater.
4. Pour a glass of water into a saucepan, add 1.5 kilograms of sugar there and stir.
5. Warm over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
6. Add blueberries, lemon zest, chopped juniper berries to the finished syrup. To mix everything.
7. Cook for 30 minutes. The jam is ready when it has a uniform consistency.
More vitamins will remain in blueberry jam if it is cooked in stages: bring to a boil, then leave for 10 hours and so on three times.

Cooking Tips

Blueberries and blueberries are different species of the same family and genus, similar in appearance, but there are differences between them. Blueberry bushes almost creep along the ground, and the blueberry bush is much higher. It has a hard, woody stem from root to crown. Blueberries, unlike blueberries, do not stain your hands. Its juice is clear, while blueberries are dark.

– Blueberries and blueberries can match in color, but more often blueberries have a bluish-blue tint, blueberries are almost black. Sometimes blueberries grow larger than those of blueberries, stretch out, acquiring a pear-shaped forum. Blueberries are considered sweeter in taste, but blueberries are more intense.

– When preparing blueberry jam, you can mix it with other berries that have a brighter aroma: lingonberries, blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raspberries. Blueberries pair well with apples.

– In season, the cost of blueberries is from 500 rubles / kilogram (on average in Moscow as of June 2020). The relatively high cost is due to the fact that blueberries are grown in an artificial environment on a small scale, as they are demanding on conditions. Blueberries require acidic soil, plenty of moisture, and light. In Europe, the industrial cultivation of blueberries is better developed.