Blueberries with Orange Liqueur and Lavender


Andy & Shell

Blueberries with Orange Liqueur and Lavender

5 half-pints

1 cup Orange-flavored liqueur 1 cup Water 1 cup Sugar 1 1/2 lb Fresh blueberries 20 ea Fresh
lavender flower heads

Prepare the jars, lids and boiling-water bath. Combine liqueur, water and sugar in a pan and cook
over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved and the mixture has come to a
boil. Remove the pan from the heat. Meanwhile, pick over, wash and dry the blueberries. Then pack
them in hot, dry jars, placing four lavender flower heads in each jar. Leave 1/2" headspace. Pour
the hot liquid into the jars, just covering the berries. Wipe rims with a clean towel and attach
lids securely. Place the jars in the boiling-water bath and, when water returns to a full boil,
process for 15 minutes. Remove the jars, cool, label and store.

From Maggie Oster's "Herbs in the Pantry" article in "The Herb Companion." Electronic format by
Cathy Harned.

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