Crush 5 organic blueberries and add 1 cup of water. Bring the mix to a boil, simmer and stir until it darkens. Remove off flame, cool and sieve the mix. Now take this mix and bring to boil, add 1 cup sugar and lemon zest of one lemon. Wait for the mix to thicken, add 2 tbs lemon juice and stir. Boil it for another 2 mins, remove zest and refrigerate in a jar.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Blueberry sauce is delightful for the kids because of its versatility. Blueberries have been ranked among the healthiest fruits for years. Because blueberries are so easy to use, they’re a great fruit for kids and the possibilities of kid friendly recipes with blueberries are endless, delicious and rewarding.
Healthy Organic Blueberry Syrup Recipe
-5 cups organic blueberries, washed
-1 cup water
-1 cup sugar
-1 organic lemon, whole, washed
Method of preparation:
-Using a sharp paring knife, peel three or four strips of lemon peel from the lemon. Skin should be about 1/2 inch wide and not have too much of the bitter pith or white part on it. Then juice the lemon, and set both zest and juice aside.
-Place blueberries and water in a medium pot. Don’t worry about stems or leaves; they will be strained out later. Using a potato masher, crush the berries.
-Over medium-high heat, bring the berries and water to a boil, then lower the temperature to medium-low. Simmer berries for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. They will darken considerably.
-Remove pot from heat and ladle berries into a fine sieve set over a heat-proof bowl or measuring cup. Using the back of a smaller ladle, press on the berry solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard solids.
-Return the blueberry juices to the pot, then add the lemon peel (not juice yet) and the sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.
-Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and stir to combine. Boil another minute or two. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Remove lemon zest.
-Using a funnel, pour syrup into clean jars. Top with lid and store in the refrigerator for up to three months, or the freezer for up to nine.
Just bought some blueberries and they're very tart! :( I tried to like them because I know they're healthy, but they're too tart for me.