Dog Island Farm: Huckleberry Lemon Sauce
Oh well – time to make (and can) some huckleberry sauce! Huckleberry Lemon Sauce. for canning: 6 c fresh huckleberries, de-stemmed and rinsed under cold water. 2 c water. 2 c (or so) sugar/evaporated cane juice, to taste …
Huckleberry Lemon Sauce
6 c fresh huckleberries, de-stemmed and rinsed under cold water
2 c water
2 c (or so) sugar/evaporated cane juice, to taste
zest of 2 lemons
juice of at least 3 lemons (approx 1/4 to 1/2 c) no pre-juiced store bought stuff, please!
Bring berries, water, lemon zest, and sugar up to a boil and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, add the lemon juice, and stir to incorporate. Meanwhile, follow basic canning procedure and get all your jars and tools sanitized. You DO know proper canning procedure, right? If not, you can find nearly everything you need to know to preserve food safely HERE
Fill your jars with piping hot preserves, seal, and process in a water bath for 10 minutes. The mixture will be very thin, but not to worry – you’ll thicken it when it comes back OUT of the jar. Trust me on this.
to use the sauce fresh:
Put 1 c fresh huckles in a small saucepan with a splash of water and a pinch of lemon zest. Add about 1/3 c sugar, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the juice of 1/2 a lemon, and remove from the heat. Make a slurry of 1 tsp corn starch and 1 tsp water, and incorporate it into the huckleberry mix. Stir until thickened, and serve.