📋Table of Contents
- 📋Ingredients List
- 👩🏻🍳 Instructions
- 💡Tips and Techniques
Looking for a delightful way to sweeten up your breakfasts? Our homemade canned blueberry syrup is the perfect addition to your pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream! With this easy-to-follow recipe and some helpful tips and techniques, you'll be enjoying your own canned blueberry syrup in no time. Let's get started!
- 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
Prepare your canning equipment: Sterilize your jars, Denali Canning Lids, and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water for at least 10 minutes. Keep them warm until you're ready to fill them.
Make the blueberry syrup: In a large saucepan, combine the blueberries and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes, occasionally mashing the blueberries to release their juices.
Strain the blueberries: Place a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth over a large bowl and pour the blueberry mixture into it. Press the blueberries to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the solids.
Add sugar and lemon juice: Return the blueberry juice to the saucepan and add the sugar and lemon juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, and then bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
Fill the jars: Ladle the hot syrup into the warm, sterilized jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe the jar rims clean with a damp cloth, place the lids on top, and secure with the rings.
Process the jars: Place the filled jars in a boiling water canner, ensuring they are fully submerged. Process the jars for 10 minutes (adjusting for altitude if necessary). Carefully remove the jars from the water and let them cool on a towel-lined surface.
Check the seals: Once the jars have cooled completely, check the lids to ensure they have sealed properly. If a lid has not sealed, refrigerate the jar and use it within a month.
Tips and Techniques 🤹
- For a thicker syrup, continue boiling the mixture in step 4 for a few extra minutes.
- Consider adding a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract for a unique flavor twist.
- Always inspect canned jars for spoilage before using the syrup. Signs of spoilage may include bulging or leaking lids, off-odors, mold, or discoloration.
And that's it! Now you've got a scrumptious homemade canned blueberry syrup that's perfect for drizzling over pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream. Enjoy, and happy canning!
P.S. This blueberry syrup also makes for a fantastic gift for friends and family. Just wrap it up with a cute ribbon and watch their faces light up when they taste your delicious creation!