Huckleberry Jam Recipe

HippieDog : Huckleberry Jam….not so much…..

Huckleberries?? a hound dog??? I’ve never tried a Huckleberry……and even though we have a gazillion in our garden, I just know I still haven’t seen or

Huckleberry Jam

8 cups Huckleberries
11 cups sugar
1 lemon
2 boxes pectin
1/2 cup water

In large bowl add whole berries or you can pulse them in your food processor for a few seconds. Add sugar and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Slowly add water and powdered pectin to large pan until dissolved. Add berries and sugar, cook berries over medium heat, stirring constantly. If you decided to add whole berries, you can mash a few of them with a potato masher.

When mixture comes to a boil, add the juice of one lemon. Stir until well combined. Turn off heat and process in clean sterilized jars. I processed our jam for 10 minutes in water bath.

If you have sweet Huckleberries, I would recommend using half sugar and half Huckleberries and reducing the pectin to one box….and only 1/2 of the lemon.

The jam isn’t bad and it’s gorgeous, it just doesn’t have the WOW factor that I was looking for.

NOTE:  I would guess this gal used evergreen huckleberries rather than wild huckleberries!

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