After I picked so many blueberries at Blue Basket Farms, I was excited to make blueberry jam! Blueberry jam can be quite pricey, but I love it so much, and I think that it would make a fabulous gift.
Making jam is really quite easy. The two ingredients? Blueberries and sugar.
To make approximately 5 cups of jam, use 8 cups of blueberries and 4 cups of sugar. Try to have at least 1 cup of semi-ripe berries in the mix to help the jam set.
Mash the berries and cook over medium high heat until the jam seems to have thickened. To be sure that it has jelled, use the cold plate test that I described in my Easy Two Ingredient Strawberry Jam Recipe.
Pour into clean hot jars.
Let cool for about 30 minutes, then cover and refrigerate. Ta da! Done!
Wasn’t that simple? Mash, cook, cool, store. Homemade blueberry jam in about 15 minutes!
If you’re wondering, that flower is not a blueberry flower; it is from my prized blue vinca, but I thought it looked pretty there. 🙂
If you do wish to can the jam, process in hot water bath for 10 minutes immediately after pouring into the jars.
I really hope that you feel brave enough to make jam at least once this summer. The fresh fruit is so plentiful and I am loving all the jam! You can scale down the recipe to make just one jar. Use one cup of blueberries and 1/2 cup sugar. No canning jar needed, you can store this in a clean jar that you have saved or even store it in a Tupperware container. Try to eat refrigerator jam within a month. That’s not really a struggle in my house. 🙂
Time to make some homemade bread!
If you haven’t read my popular Easy Two Ingredient Strawberry Jam Recipe, I hope you will! Take advantage of the great fruit prices and can some jam! Preserving harvests is another way to save money in your garden. Another great recipe is my Blueberry Peach Quick Jam. Really good fresh flavor.
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