Monday, June 18, 2012

Pure blue heaven

 I just finished up making a batch of homemade Blueberry syrup and canning it.

Wow was it a messy task to do. Then I finally decided that it was too much work and to much waste of the berries to make syrup and I just wouldn't do it again.

Wrong answer sista!!! This stuff is out-of-this-world delicious! I tasted just a tiny bit out of the pan after I filled the jars and OH MY GOODNESS! Immediately, I knew I would be going to the store tomorrow, the last day of the sale on blueberries, and get tons more!

I used about 8-9 cups of fresh blueberries (5 pints). I did a quick process in my food processor to chop them up some. Then I put them in a large pan with 2 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice. On low/medium heat, I let this simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often. After allowing the berry mixture to cool down some, I put them in my wire mesh strainer to drain out all of the clear juice.

{Side note here} I should have used cheesecloth, but I couldn't find mine at the time. Instead I used a paper towel to line the strainer and it.took.forever.

After draining the berries to get out all the juice possible (I got between 2.5 and 3 cups), mix in 4.5 cups of sugar and cook over low/medium heat for about 5-8 minutes or until all sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is bubbly. I ended up with 5.5 eight ounce jars of syrup.

Pour into your sterile jars and process in a hot water bath canner for 10 minutes.

I never dreamed it would be so good.

It is late and I was hungry after finishing so...I HAD to try this beautiful syrup.There was this one jar that wasn't full, so I just drizzled some on my organic yogurt.

So delicious!

I will be headed out tomorrow morning for more blueberries. I refuse to go through so much mess next time I make the syrup, though.

This recipe works for any type of berries.

Hope your week is wonderful!


  1. yum! this looks delicious! i haven't ever gotten past making blueberry pie with blueberries. Mainly we just eat frozen maine blueberries (the small ones) in oatmeal :-) I might have to try this though!

  2. Looks amazing! Love, love, love blueberries! Care to share? :)

  3. That looks great. I was wanting to make some. I always love getting blueberry syrup for pancakes when we eat out.

  4. We're on the same wavelength, only I made strawberry jam and syrup tonight. So yummy that I had to put the leftovers on some oatmeal.

  5. Thanks for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving!

  6. YUM! I bet that would be great on a stack of pancakes!