Spiced Blueberries Recipe

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:

Tuesday, July 28, 1914:  Nothing much these days.

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Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’ll share an old seasonal recipe for Spiced Blueberries. They make an excellent relish to serve with pork and other meats.

Spiced Blueberries

6 pints fresh blueberries

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons whole cloves

Combine blueberries, sugar, and vinegar in 5-quart pan. Put cloves in a cheesecloth bag and add to the mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for approximately 25 minutes, or until the liquid begins to jell.*

Remove cheesecloth bag, and ladle into hot pint jars, filling to 1/8 inch of jar top. Wipe jar rim, and adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Makes approximately 4 pints.

*The Portland Preserve website has a nice description of how to tell when the jellying point has been reached.

9 Responses

  1. I was thinking cinnamon, but cloves!! wow – that would be spicy!
    Diana xo

  2. Yummy…I have 2 little blue berry bushes. They are too small to produce much.

  3. That sounds good!!!

  4. That looks good. May try it sometime.

  5. Just got done freezing two big bags of blueberries. Now I have something to do with them. Thanks!!!

  6. sounds yummy! Love anything made with blueberries!

  7. now there is a recipe to keep in the drawer! :)

  8. I really needed a new blueberry recipe. Now its in my file!

  9. Spiced blueberries sound wonderful!!

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