Blueberry and Poblano Pepper Jam
Jam Maker Recipe
One of my favorite jam recipes is blueberry jam. I love plain blueberry jam or a mixed berry jam using strawberries and blueberries. Along with my love of berry jam I also have an obsession with the sweet and spicy flavor of a fruit and pepper jam. One of my all time favorite pepper jam recipes is a peach and jalapeno pepper jam recipe.
This Blueberry Pepper Jam recipe is a Ball Jam and Jelly Maker recipe. If you are an experienced canner the recipe can be adapted for a small batch jam recipe cooking it on the stove.
Up until recently I only used jalapeno peppers to spice up my pepper jam recipes. A couple of years ago I discovered poblano peppers. I had been so obsessed and in love with jalapeno peppers that I never tried any other peppers in my jams. What I love about poblano peppers is that they have a rich mellow pepper flavor that I fell in love with when I made a roasted pepper fajita with them. There is a depth of flavor that seems to change each time I buy poblano peppers unlike jalapeno peppers.
I love the flavor the poblano peppers added to this jam. But it wasn’t spicy enough for me so next time I make it I will be increasing the amount of poblano peppers I use. I also made a peach and poblano pepper jam during my canning session. That recipe will be coming soon.
If you are looking for more Ball Jam and Jelly Maker Recipes you might be interested in the Sweet Cherry Vanilla Jam recipe and Pina Colada Jam Recipe I’ve made in the jam maker. Jam maker recipes coming soon Peach Vanilla Jam and Peach Poblano Pepper Jam.
- 2⅔ cups crushed blueberries (about 2 pints)
- 3 Tbsp Ball® RealFruit® Classic Pectin
- ½ tsp butter or margarine
- 3⅓ cups granulated sugar
- 1 Lime, juiced
- ⅓ cup finely chopped poblano pepper
- Prepare the blueberries by washing them and removing any stems.
- Crush the blueberries by using the bottom of a glass. This works much better then a potato masher for the small berries.
- Measure 2⅔ cups of the crushed blueberries into a bowl and stir in the lime juice.
- Finely chop the poblano pepper and add to the bowl with the blueberries and mix in.
- Measure sugar into a bowl and set aside.
- Add the pectin to the bottom of the Jam Maker with the Stirrer in place.
- Add the crushed blueberries and lemon juice evenly on top of the pectin.
- Add the margarine to the Jam Maker.
- Press the jam button on the Jam & Jelly Maker and press enter.
- Allow the machine to run for 4 minutes until you hear 4 short beeps
- Immediately add the sugar slowly to the Jam Maker.
- Place the lid on the jam maker.
- Allow the Jam Maker to run for the remaining 18 minutes on the timer undisturbed.
- Do not lift the lid during cooking time.
- When the Jam Maker beeps again the jam is done.
- Carefully remove the lid by first lifting the back end that is farthest away from you to allow the release of the built up heat and steam. Warning the glass lid will be hot. Place it on a towel out of the way.
- Fill your jars with the jam and process the jam in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.