Quick and easy blueberry preserve

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    25 min

    Blueberries are in season from June through to September, so take advantage of this summer favourite by making it into an easy blueberry preserve. The Duke variety of blueberry is usually the most readily available and has an excellent flavour which is great for use in tarts, over scones or even in ice cream.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 300g (11 oz) fresh blueberries
    • 175ml (6 fl oz) warm water, divided
    • 1 dessertspoon lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons gelatine
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a heavy saucepan over medium high heat, combine blueberries, 3/4 of the water and lemon juice. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
    2. Meanwhile, soak gelatine in remaining warm water.
    3. Remove blueberries from heat and stir in gelatine and sugar. Pour into hot, sterilised jars and seal. Cool overnight and store in the fridge.

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