The Deen Bros. Lighter Lemon-Blueberry Jam

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By Bobby and Jamie Deen

The Deen Bros. Lighter Lemon-Blueberry Jam

49 Fewer Calories
12 g Less Sugar

Ingredients:
4 cups blueberries
1 (1 3/4-oz) package powdered low-sugar fruit pectin
1 3/4 cups sugar
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

Directions:
Prepare four (1/2-pint) jars with lids and bands according to manufacturer’s directions.

Coarsely mash the blueberries with a vegetable masher in a large saucepan. Stir in the pectin and 1/4 cup sugar and bring to a boil. Stir in the remaining sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and ginger until blended. Return the mixture to a rolling boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Remove from the heat; skim off any foam and cool to room temperature. 

Spoon the jam into the prepared jars to within 1/2-inch from the tops. Wipe the jars and rims clean and cover tightly with lids. Let stand at room temperature until set, about 24 hours. Chill up to 3 weeks or freeze in plastic containers for up to 1 year. 

Prep Time:  10 min
Cook Time:  5 min
Difficulty:  Easy
Yield: 4 cups

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Homemade Blueberry-Lemon Preserves
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of The Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Per Serving (2 tablespoons): 59 Cal; 0 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 15 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 13 g Sugar; 1 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 3 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe: Per Serving: 108 Cal; 0 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 28 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 25 g Sugar; 1 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 6 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
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Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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