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Make Blueberry Pancake Syrup

Make Blueberry Pancake Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups blueberries, stemmed, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 strips lemons, rind of
  • 3 cups sugar
  • lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Pour the blueberries into a saucepan and crush them with a potato masher or a wooden spoon
    until most of the skins are broken.
  2. Add 1 cup of water and strips of lemon peel and bring to a simmer.
  3. Turn heat down to low and cook the berries for 5 minutes at just under a simmer.
  4. Pour the hot berries into a strainer lined with two layers of cheesecloth and let the blueberry juice
    drip through.
  5. Twist the cloth to extract all the juice; there should be about 2 cups.
  6. Discard the berry pulp.
  7. Combine the remaining 2 cups water with the sugar in a small saucepan.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is clear.
  9. Wash down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush, then boil the syrup, without stirring, until
    it reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  10. Add the blueberry syrup to the sugar syrup and bring the mixture to boil.
  11. Boil for 1 minute. Let the syrup cool, then add lemon juice to taste.
  12. Pour the syrup into two pint jars and refrigerate if you plan to use it in a month or two.
  13. To can (for indefinite storage) Pour into canning jars with 1/2 inch headspace.
  14. Process in hot water bath for 30 minutes.
  15. Cool.
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