Fresh Blueberry Preserves


Easy Blueberry Preserves {made without pectin} makes the perfect filling for desserts, and a great breakfast spread!


 Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 24 Servings

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries cleaned and destemmed
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest


Instructions
In a large saucepan combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and zest.


Bring to a boil and squish/press the blueberries with a potato masher.


Continue to boil, stirring frequently until preserves thicken, about 15 to 20 minutes.


Pour preserves into a sealed container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Notes
I make preserves to be used in specific recipes, not to can and store.


If you would like to can your preserves, place in glass jars with caps and bands. Place in boiling water for 15 minutes to seal.


This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of Blueberry Preserves.

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