Here at Pomona’s, we were impressed with Vanessa Vargas Wilson’s Blueberry Jam video. In the video, she teaches how to make Low-Sugar Blueberry Jam with Pomona’s. We think it is worth sharing — thanks Vanessa!
There is one thing we do differently from Vanessa in regard to jar filling and processing. We fill a jar, put the lid on, and set it aside until all the jars are ready. Then we add them all together to the boiling water in the canner. As soon as the water gets back to a rolling boil, set the timer for the proper processing time. The reason for this is that if the pectin is exposed to heat for too long, it will break down and won’t be able to jell the jam.
When you click the link below, it will take you to her Low-Sugar Blueberry Jam video on YouTube in a new window/tab. Then come back and explore our Pomona’s website some more.
Vanessa is also known as The Crafty Gemini and does many other DIY craft videos on her Crafty Gemini YouTube channel.
For more inspiring recipe ideas, see Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin: The Revolutionary Low-Sugar, High-Flavor Method for Crafting and Canning Jams, Jellies, Conserves, and More by Allison Carroll Duffy and the Pomona’s Partners, published by Fair Winds Press, June 2013, and available in paper or ebook everywhere books are sold.
Pomona’s Pectin is available at your local natural food store, food co-op, and many farm stands. Find it also at Sur La Table and a growing number of more conventional grocery stores with natural food sections (Wegmans, Hy-Vee, Rosauers, Nugget Markets, Coborns, Fairway, and others). If you can’t find a store near you on our store locator, you can order from our website or many other online sellers.