blueberry-ginger jam

At first glance these two photos look a lot alike... 
but they have different personalities.

The first is savory: ciabatta drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and lightly toasted. Topped with ricotta (seasoned with salt & pepper), and blueberry jam.

The second is sweet: anise-flavored pizzelle (waffle cookie), scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, spoonful of jam, and bits of candied ginger.

I found the basic blueberry jam recipe in Real Simple magazine, then embellished it a little with the ginger and Cointreau.

2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
juice from half a lemon
1/8 tsp kosher salt
splash of Cointreau 
handful of chopped candied ginger

Put everything except the ginger in a pot and mash it up. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer for about 20 minutes (until it gets thick). I added the ginger in about halfway through. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge (it'll keep for a few weeks, but my supply only lasted about 2 days).


Amanda said...

Hmmm, it only lasted 2 days?!?! I'd say you need to make more next time or increase the self-control:)

emily said...

well, I *did* share ;-)