I love berries of all shapes and colors. I love them best in smoothies and pies, but I'll take them just about any way I can get them. My favorite way to eat a blueberry though is not fresh. I am not a fan of the texture. <--- I am that person with the texture issues with food. However, blueberry flavored anything is the best!
I was thinking of making something blueberry since they are out of season, because that's the way I roll. Actually I was looking for a fruity flavored poptart and decided upon blueberry since Publix had them on sale.
Of course my reason behind the blueberry preserves is poptarts, but blueberry preserves can be used on toast, pancakes, waffles, a topping for ice cream, and just about anywhere else you can think of. You could even go the savory route and make a blueberry bbq sauce. Look for that one on Pinterest and you'll be surprised at the results that come up!
Back to this blueberry preserve. It's flavorful, sweet, but not too sweet, and it really made the perfect filling to my poptarts. Come back tomorrow for that recipe!
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What do you need?
2 cups frozen blueberries, fresh or frozen will do
3 tablespoons water
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
What do you do?
1. Combine the 1 cup of the blueberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
2. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
3. Add the other cup of the blueberries and cook for an additional 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
You can store this in an air tight container or mason jar in your fridge. Best served warm. To warm it up, you can put it back on the stove top or pop in your microwave and heat in small increments, stirring after each one.
What is your favorite berry and how do you enjoy your preserves?
Vegan Blueberry Preserves
- 2 cups frozen blueberries (fresh or frozen will do)
- 3 tablespoons water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Combine the 1 cup of the blueberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
- Add the other cup of the blueberries and cook for an additional 8 minutes, stirring frequently.