Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Summerís blueberries saved for winter
A la Annie

by Annie Rouleau-Scheriff

August 09, 2012

Itís August and that means fresh local berries will be gone soon. I grabbed some blueberries after I saw this easy, tasty recipe for blueberry jam. A snap to prepare, thereís just four ingredients. You can freeze the jam in small portions and enjoy the taste of summer long after the season is gone.

Summer Blueberry Jam

(Louisiana Cooking)

5 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon course salt

Combine berries with sugar, lemon juice and salt. Bring mixture to a hearty simmer (low boil) while mashing berries with a potato masher. Lower to a medium simmer and cook and stir for 25 minutes or so, until mixture has thickened. Cool completely then transfer to small containers that are freezer safe.

Enjoy blueberry jam on a toasted English muffin, fresh from the griddle pancakes or even over vanilla ice cream. Yummy.

This delicious made-from-your-kitchen jam will be good for 30 days in the refrigerator or up to a year in the freezer.