Blueberry Lemon Preserves


Blueberry Lemon Perserves After strawberries, blueberries are my next favorite berry. They immediately make me think of August and hot summer days. 

But the best part is that the ways to use them are almost endless. Muffins, cakes, pies, a fantastic recipe I have for Blueberry Buckle… and my favorite is just simply mixed in with my cereal in the morning. 

In the canning realm, blueberry jam is yummy, but I always to like to add a little something extra to my jams. Kick it up a notch, so to speak.

Last summer I decided to try this classic combination, blueberries and lemon. I loved the little bit of tart that the lemons added to the sweet berries.  (And it smelled soooooooooo good when it was cooking!)

This will be first on my list when the blueberry season is finally here again!


Blueberry Lemon Preserves
Yields 7
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  1. 5 cups blueberries
  2. 6 1/2 cups sugar
  3. zest of 2 lemons
  4. juice of 2 lemons
  5. 6 ounces liquid pectin (2 packets)
  1. Prepare canner, jars and lids.
  2. Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and zest in large pot over high heat.
  3. Bring to a roiling boil while stirring frequently.
  4. Add pectin and return to roiling boil. Let boil for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat and remove foam.
  6. Fill hot jars , leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  7. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and affix lids.
  8. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
Adapted from Paula Deen
Adapted from Paula Deen
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30 Responses

  1. Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are my favorite berries. And I love homemade preserves, jellies and jams. Your blueberry lemon preserves are going on my “must make” list for the summer. Pinning!

    • Thank you Alli! I actually have another recipe for Triple Berry Jam using those 3 berries, so delicious! I will be posting it soon. :)

  2. Love the combination of blueberry and lemon! I made some scones with that combination and they were wonderful! These preserves would be great for breakfast! Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I look forward to seeing what you drop off next week!

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  4. I just love this combination of Blueberry and Lemon for these delicious preserves.
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. These preserves sound absolutely heavenly. I wish it was blueberry season now so I could try out this recipe! I pinned it though, so I can find it easy later. Thanks for sharing it :)

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