Huckleberry Jam

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Traditional and delicious homemade jam. This can also be made with blackberries, boysenberries, dewberries, or youngberries.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 30 mins
Servings:
128
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • 7 cups white sugar

  • 4 cups huckleberries, crushed

  • 1 (2 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin

  • 4 1-pint canning jars with lids and rings

Directions

  1. Mix sugar and huckleberries together in a stockpot; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir pectin into berry mixture and boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove pot from heat and skim foam off the top using a metal spoon.

  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack jam into hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 5 minutes.

  4. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Store in a cool, dark area.

Cook's Note:

Add 1/2 of the crushed fruit into sieve or cheesecloth to get rid of some of the seeds, if desired.

Add 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine to berries before bringing to a boil to reduce foaming, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
12g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 128
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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