Also check out the jam recipe!! It only has a few things that are different from this syrup recipe!
You will need:
-1/4 pint jelly jars with seals and screw on rims
-3-4 cups of sugar (more or less as desired)
-5 cups of blueberries
-Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
-canner or large pot with elevated rack
-canning utensils (funnel, magnet rod to place seal on, etc…)
-blender or food processor
**Lids and jars must be sterilized. Wash them in hot soapy water. Rinse and place on a dish towel and fill with boiling water. Keep the water in them until ready to pour jam into. Place the lids in a bowl if almost boiling water until time to use.
1. Place blueberries in bowl and fill with water. Let them soak for a few minutes. If you have lemon essential oil, drop 2 drops in the soak. If will clean them. Rinse.
2. Place drained blueberries in a saucepan. Heat over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. The blueberries will begin to soften and turn purple.
3. Begin boiling water in canner or large pot that has an elevated rack. (begin with 2-3 quarts of water. Once the jars are added later, you may need to change the water amount. See #13 below).
4. After about 20 minutes, reduce to low heat.
5. Pour all of the blueberries into a blender. Blend until extremely pureed.
6. Add blended mixture back into the saucepan.
8. Add sugar to the mixture. Bring to a boil for exactly 1 minute. (Take this minute of down time and pour boiling water out of jars).
9. Remove from heat and pour into very FINE strainer. You can strain 2-3 more time if desired.
10. Add 2 drops of YL lemon vitality essential oil. Stir well.
11. Pour into prepared jars, leaving 1/4 in head space at the top.
12. Wipe jar rims. Center seal on top of jar. Screw on rim tightly.
13. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. (Water must cover over the tops of jars by 1-2 inches).
14. Cover, bring to a gentle boil and process jars for 10-15 minutes.
15. Remove jars and place uprightly on a towel to completely cool.
Once all the jars have sealed (you hear the popping sound, and the seal is no longer bubbled outward), they can be stored. If you had any that did not seal, immediately refrigerate. Sealed syrups are good for 1 year and syrups that are refrigerated are good in there for 3 weeks. ENJOY!!!