7 Cups of Blueberries
3/4 Cup ClearJel
2 Cups Cold Water
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
7 Cups of Sugar
Before you begin working with the food prep all of your materials.
Fill your canner bath with water and turn on the heat so that it is boiling when you are ready to can.
Wash your jars, and lids, in soap and water. Most recipes you see on line will tell you to clean jars in boiling water. This was how they cleaned things in the old days, back when people made their own soap. Soap today is able to clean these jars well enough to skip boiling them.
Set your jars up in your work space.
Wash blueberries in cold water and vinegar.
Mix ClearJel, water, lemon juice and sugar together in a pot and bring to a boil. Make sure to stir the mixture, constantly, when the water begins to heat up. Once the mixture turns into a gel you are ready to fold in the blueberries. I use a rubber spatula for this to ensure I am getting everything mixed well without damaging the berries.
Once all berries are covered in ClearJel immediately place contents in jars leaving 1/2 inch of head space. Make sure the rims on the jars are cleaned, place lids on and submerge in canner bath for 10 min.
Remove jars and let sit for 12 hours. If seals remain down after 12 hours they are ready to store in your pantry.