Spirited Blueberries

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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. COMBINE sugar and water in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add blueberries, stirring constantly, and return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes.
  3. PACK hot blueberries into hot jars, using a slotted spoon, leaving 1/2 inch headsapce. Add the rum or spirit of your choice. Ladle hot syrup into hot jars to cover blueberries leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  4. PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
Spirited Blueberries - Ball® Recipes is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good flavor I made this recipe with brandy. The flavor was awesome. Had it on ice cream and on pancakes. The brandy was a very subtle add. It's a little on the thin side, but for my purposes it was perfect. Will be keeping this recipe.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy! This was one of the simplest canning recipes I have every done! The berries are amazing, not overly sweet. They are great over ice-cream. I used vodka as my choice of "spirits".
Date published: 2015-09-19
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