A relative to the North American blueberry, Bilberries are european cousins that share quite a bit of DNA with the blueberry despite having an earthier flavor that leads them to be commonly confused for wild huckleberries. With a taste profile that I would describe as huckleberry meets tart blueberry, we couldn't resist when our specialty grower offered us some.
Our delicious bilberry jam is a seeded jam for added texture that is great for just about anything. Whether it's an alternate choice for a PB&J, as an ice cream topping or just out of the jar in spoons, we made sure to add just enough sugar to have the jam keep while letting the berry flavor shine like a rockstar. These wonderful berries have a distinctive flavor that you are sure to love.
We start with hand selected fruit that is shipped to us individually quick frozen from an Washington farm in dry ice for next day delivery. Our recipe uses only fresh frozen bilberries, pure cane sugar, a little citrus pectin for help with gelling and a generous splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a little zing to the flavor in this magical combination.
Our Reserve Collection is a limited production fruit preserve series made up of customer requests that usually involve premium fruit that sells at a premium and takes a little more effort to procure and process compared to our standard line of preserves. We are certain that you'll find these high quality preserves worthy of their own label design and price premium. Enjoy!!