It's blueberry season around here. We have a farm nearby that we can go pick blueberries and they are so yummy!!! We went out and pick tons last weekend, while I was picking I thought that I should make some blueberry jelly.
First I had to extract the juice from the blueberries:
Put 4 cups of washed berries in a pot with enough water to prevent scorching and smash them to help the juice come from the berries. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
You are then suppose to have a jelly bag hanging over another pot and pour the blueberries into the jelly bag and allow the juice to drip through. I didn't have any jelly bags or cheesecloth, instead I have a strainer that has really small holes and I set it on top of a 8 cup measuring bowl. Next time I do this part I'm going to do it the night before and let it drip all night.
Have clean warm canning jars ready. I used half pint jars.
Then in a pot add 4cups of blueberry juice, 7 1/2cups sugar. Stir together on high heat continue stirring constantly and bring to a full roiling boil that cannot be stirred down. Then add 2 bags of liquid pectin, heat again to a boil. Boil hard for 1 minute.
The next part went by really fast I didn't take any pictures.
Remove from heat; quickly skim off foam. Pour jelly immediately into hot canning jars, leaving 1/4inch headspace. Wipe jars rims and adjust lids. Process 5 minutes in a Boiling Water Bath.