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Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

 Cinnamon Blueberry Jam
Watching my grandmother can hundreds of jars of tomatoes, peaches and pears inspired me to first try making jams and jellies myself. I can remember, as a girl, going down into her cellar—all those jars on the shelves gave me such a warm homey feeling! This jam is one my family enjoys on warm homemade corn or blueberry muffins. The cinnamon's a bit of a surprise. —Barbara Burns, Phillip
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Process: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen blueberries (about 1 quart)
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin

Directions

  • Crush blueberries; measure 2-1/2 cups and place in a large saucepan.
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves; bring to a rolling
  • boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in the
  • pectin. Return to a full rolling boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring
  • constantly.
  • Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into
  • hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles;
  • wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water
  • canner. Yield: 4 half-pints.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 93 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.