This Blueberry Rhubarb Jam preserves recipe makes the best Cooked /Canned Jam with Blueberries and Rhubarb together!
A great jam for using as a topping on toast, bagels, muffins, scones, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cheesecake, and more!
This is an easy-to-make rhubarb jam with pectin, and simply delectable to the taste buds!
You can make this jam recipe with ** frozen rhubarb, but discard the extra liquid after thawing.
If the blueberries are frozen, thaw them as well.
Be sure to scroll further down for a cool tip on how to say "I LOVE YOU" with jam and toast!
3 1/2 cups fresh or **frozen rhubarb, chopped into 1/2" pieces
1/2 cup water
2 1/4 cups blueberries, mashed
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 pkg. (approx. 57 gram size) powdered fruit pectin
5 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
In a non reactive pan, combine the water and the rhubarb and mix.
Bring the above mixture to boil over high heat.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning and sticking.
Add the mashed blueberries, lemon juice, and pectin, and mix well to combine.
Add the butter or margarine to reduce foaming.
Return to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently to avoid sticking and burning.
Add the sugar, and return mixture to a full boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly to avoid sticking and burning.
Remove jam from heat.
Ladle jam into the hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4" headspace.
Add the hot lid (disc) and the screw band and tighten until fingertip tight.
Place jar back in canner.
Repeat above process for the remaining jam.
Cover canner, return water to a boil. Process - boil the jam filled jars for 10 minutes, or as per manufacturer's instructions, and then remove jars.
Cool, undisturbed, for 24 hours.
Store in a cool, dark place.
After opening, jam must be stored in the refrigerator.
SEE ALSO: The Basics of Boiling Water Bath Canning
Cool Idea for a Special Someone's Breakfast!
Here, (see above), is a picture of a cool idea for a special breakfast for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, or any morning that you want to say "I LOVE YOU!" -- say it with jam and toast! :)
Scroll down for continuation of instructions...
Simply use a cookie cutter in the shape of a heart as a guide, and spoon the rhubarb jam (or any type of jam or jelly) onto the toast.
Carefully lift the cookie cutter off of the toast/jam, and presto- you have the jam filled heart!
This is a very easy food idea for kids to make for Mom or Dad!
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