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Old 07-27-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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Has anybody tried blueberry fruit butter?

So I found blueberries at Aldi for .99 a pint. So I bought 48 pints of blueberries and put them into my electric roaster to make blueberry butter. It's supposed to call for less additional sugar and we love the texture of fruit butters. This stuff turned out to be so good you could put it on leather and it'd still be delectable. It came out to about 30 cups of fruit butter. I even figured out how to make a blueberry butte pie. Ppl are already veggie for jars. If I want to give my canned butter for gifts for Christmas this year and still have some for us I'm going to have to find another sale and make more!Click image for larger version

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:55 PM   #2
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So I found blueberries at Aldi for .99 a pint. So I bought 48 pints of blueberries and put them into my electric roaster to make blueberry butter. It's supposed to call for less additional sugar and we love the texture of fruit butters. This stuff turned out to be so good you could put it on leather and it'd still be delectable. It came out to about 30 cups of fruit butter. I even figured out how to make a blueberry butte pie. Ppl are already veggie for jars. If I want to give my canned butter for gifts for Christmas this year and still have some for us I'm going to have to find another sale and make more!Attachment 21555Attachment 21556


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Old 07-27-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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I think I may have "bumped" into something.


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Old 07-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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I love blueberries! Could you share the recipe?
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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Sure will! Hang on, it's True Blood night and I have to see what happens next. But I'll post it after the show around 10-10:30 EST


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Old 07-27-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
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We're going to have to ration this stuff out! Our friends, neighbors, and relatives are acting like little girls in a Barbie doll isle. Lol


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Old 07-27-2014, 10:50 PM   #7
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Talking If you're brave enough to take on all these blueberries...


I promised the recipe. Here it is.

Blueberry Butter In The Electric Roaster

Ingredients:
48 pints blueberries
4 lemons
8-12 cups sugar or more to taste
2 quarts low sugar blueberry juice
3 tablespoons Saigon on Vietnamese cinnamon (trust me on this, the choice of cinnamon makes a huge difference and most grocery store carry it.)
2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg (again, this makes a big difference.)

Directions:
Wash the blueberries.
Go through the blueberries and pick out the stems or bad ones.
Peel your lemons with a potato peeler and and put in your food processor or blender.
Remove the pith (the white stuff) from the lemon's flesh and throw it way.
Put the flesh in the blender or food processor.
Put the blueberries in batches in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour into the electric roaster
Add juice, sugar and spices
Turn your roaster on to 300 uncovered and go to bed.
When you wake up, the fruit should be slightly thickened.
Cook until it's as thick and creamy as you like it or a drop of blueberry butter congeals on a frozen plate and holds it shape.
Blend the mixture with the immersion blender until it's very smooth.
Taste to see if more spice and sugar are needed.
Boiling water bath can in jelly jars for 10 minutes or freeze.
Makes around 30 cups of blueberry butter.

Notes:
*This is not to be a rushed project it will take somewhere between 24-48 hours. But very little of the time is spent preparing the blueberry butter it's mostly the time it's cooking in the electric roaster.
*You may want to start this project just before you go to bed.
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That sounds really good. If only...
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #9
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That sounds really good. If only...
PAG, come on up in the next two weeks. I've been told about a secret area where there are fields of blueberries that no one picks. I'm gonna go and check them out next weekend, if possible.

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Old 07-28-2014, 03:45 PM   #10
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Mmm, mmmm!


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