Friday, March 22, 2013
15 Minute Blueberry Sauce or Jam
If you have 15 minutes and a couple of ingredients, you can make your own blueberry sauce or jam without using sugar or pectin. My inspiration for this recipe actually came from a recent yogurt experience. I ran out of homemade yogurt and didn't have an extra minute that day (for real - lol) so I had to buy yogurt to get me through the crisis situation. I have issues with store bought yogurt, which is why I make my own. Here's the recipe in case you haven't been following us, Simply Homemade Yogurt. If I have to buy yogurt my favorite is the brand Kalona but this week I spotted the "Noosa Yoghurt" and it looked really good. It had blueberries on the bottom and what looked to be a nice creamy yogurt on the top. I usually dislike yogurt with fruit on the bottom because they have too much sugar and syrup, but the Noosa yogurt was delicious! The yogurt was creamy and the fruit was real! So as I savored every bite of my store bought yogurt, I thought there must be a way I could make this at home! And you know how it goes, a few experiments and you finally get the right combination! So here is the delicious blueberry sauce/jam (yes, you can use it for either purpose). I made 1 pint which is perfect for our house and no canning is required.
2 cups fresh organic blueberries (you don't have to use organic)
1/4 c honey
1/4 c water
Wash the blueberries and place them in a small pan over medium low heat on the stove. Add the honey and water and stir gently. Let your blueberries come to a boil, then turn it down and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir them a few times during this process. Remove from heat and let it cool for about 15 minutes. I poured mine into a 1 pint Ball jar, then into the refrigerator. You can use this as jam or sauce.
I placed a layer of yogurt with some honey (about a teaspoon but add honey according to your taste) and spooned some blueberry sauce over my yogurt. As I enjoyed every bite of my new favorite homemade blueberry yogurt, my husband used the blueberries as jam on a Simply Homemade English Muffin! True yummy-ness happening here!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi
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