Low Sugar Blueberry Butter from Pick Your Own .org
10 cups of pureed blueberries
4 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Feeling the need to have a back up spice plan I continued searching and stumbled on this recipe found at Food in Jars, which had even less sugar than the aforementioned. Score!
Even Lower Sugar Blueberry Butter from Food In Jars
8 cups of pureed blueberries
2 cups sugar
Zest of 1 lemon, I subbed 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
For both recipes I pureed my berries in the food processor and then placed them into my slow cooker on high. I added the sugar and lemon juice and turned the heat to low once the mix was hot. I allowed my butter to cook overnight, approximately 8 hours. It is important to keep the lid propped open to allow the steam to escape. A wooden spoon works great! The next morning I added my spices and continued cooking for an additional hour or so. Once I had my desired thickness I turned the slow cooker off and allowed it to cool a bit. I then used my immersion blender to bring the butter to a smooth consistency, ladled it into hot sterilized jars. and processed in a BWB for 5 minutes.
After tasting both recipes I’ve come to the conclusion that the cloves are not as distinct as I initially thought they would be. I’m super happy with both flavors but next time I may marry all three spices together and keep to the 2 cup sugar recipe!