Blueberry lime jam is sweet and bright with a bit of citrus. The addition of lime juice and zest really makes the blueberry flavor pop.
This jam is so much better than anything store-bought. Homemade blueberry jam with lime is a citrusy twist on the classic.
INGREDIENTS: • 5 cups blueberries • 3 cups sugar • 1/3 cup lime juice + 2 tbsp. zest • 1/4 cup powdered pectin, optional
Add blueberries to a large pot and crush with potato masher. • Make it as chunky or as smooth as you like by crushing more or less.
Add pectin, if using, and stir to combine well. Pectin helps the jam set quicker, which means the fruit retains it's color and flavor better than fruit that has simmered for hours.
Add the lime juice and sugar, stir to combine and bring to a full boil. Boil jam until thickened and do gel test.
Add zest, stir to combine and ladle jam into jars. Process in hot water bath for 10 minutes, then cool on kitchen towel.
Blueberry jam is excellent as is, but with the addition of lime, it becomes something really special.