November 16, 2021

Blueberry Jam

I made up the Spiced Blueberry Jammin’, canned it in the way AB shows in the episode, cooled the jars and … didn’t seem to get a vacuum on the lids. Not exactly sure why, though I might have second guessed myself because I came back later and the lids didn’t “pop” anymore. However, I had already opened them out of curiosity so they definitely lost any kind of “preserved” that they had.

the whole apparatus

boiling the filled jars

finished product

The jam itself though was pretty good. I don’t usually use a lot of jams and jellies normally, and I’d probably choose strawberry if I did, so even though this was a good experience to learn the basics of preserving, probably won’t make it again.

File this one under: I get the idea.

Spiced Blueberry Jammin'

  • Crowd: 3/5
  • Ease: 3/5
  • Left out the star anise because we didn't have any, I couldn't find any at the three local markets, and most of all I'm not crazy about it to begin with.