This is an easy and delicious recipe for Spiced Blueberry Jam. The recipe itself is from Alton Brown, so you know it has to be good. It has a strong blueberry flavor, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and anise. The jam goes well with just about everything, from toast, chicken, pork (my favorite), and even a plain old spoon. Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

Here is an overview of what you will need for the entire process.


1 1/2 lbs . Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
3 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Water
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
5 Tablespoons (2 1/2 oz) Cider Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Star Anise (finely ground)
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
10 - 20 grinds fresh Nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon pre-ground)
1 (1 3/4 oz) Packet of dry Pectin


Large Stockpot or Canning Kettle
Medium Large Saucepan
Hand Masher
Long Set of Pliers or a magnetic Lid-Wand (something for grabbing the lids)
Canning Funnel (optional, but highly recommended)
Canning Tongs (again, optional, but highly recommended)
6 (8 oz.) Jars (with rings and lids)
Dish Towel or Canning Rack (for holding the cans off of the bottom of the pot)
Spice/Coffee Grinder
Lemon Juicer
Nutmeg Grater
Hi I was just wondering if you could use liquid pectin and anise seed? I couldn't find the dry pectin in our stores and the star anise was a no go. I know aniseseed and star anise are not the same but they do have a similar flavor.
You can substitute both. For the anise, I would add about the same amount, but maybe a little less. Liquid pectin will work, but 1 Tbsp liquid pectin = 2 tsp powdered pectin.
Thanks! I appreciate the help, I haven't canned since I was a kid in high school and even then I just helped my gran, Oh and is that a dalek in your avatar pic?? I love Dr. Who! I've just started watching it and I'm hooked! :)
It is a Dalek! And Doctor Who is one of my favorites as well!<br>

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