Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
45 MIN
Serves : Makes about 6 cups
© Petrina Tinslay

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a pot, combine the blueberries with 1 cup of the water. Crush the berries with a potato masher and bring to a simmer. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Strain the juice into a heatproof measuring cup, pressing hard on the solids. Discard the solids.

Step 2    

Rinse out the pot. Add the sugar, lemon zest and the remaining 3 cups of water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil the syrup over moderate heat until it registers 225° on a candy thermometer, about 20 minutes. Add the blueberry juice and lemon juice and boil over high heat for 1 minute. Let the syrup cool, then discard the lemon zest. Pour the syrup into just-cleaned bottles. Seal and refrigerate for up to 6 months.

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Author Name: प्रियंका गेरा

Review Body: for how much time one can store it? like if i want to make it for selling purpose then what kind of chemicals can i use to increase the expiration time.

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Date Published: 2017-05-13

Author Name: Paul Denman

Review Body: I made this earlier today. As I was bottling it up, I poured a dash into an espresso I had just made. The result? DELICIOUS!!! :-)

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Date Published: 2017-02-06

Author Name: Linda Dumosch

Review Body: I puree the 5 cups blueberries and 1 cup water and strain it then add the almost 4 cups of juice to the boiling water. I keep the strained thick blueberriesmix 1/4 tea spoon sugar and as much as needed of butter. The kids love it on waffles

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Date Published: 2017-06-29

Author Name: Linda Dumosch

Review Body: I put 5 cups blueberries into my mixer for 3 min w/ 1cup water when I strained it out I saved it and made blue berry butter I just added 1 table spoon sugar and put in refrigerator no wast and it's yummy

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Date Published: 2017-06-11