Homemade Blueberry Jam

HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY JAM

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This fresh homemade blueberry jam is so good you will want to eat it straight from the jar! You will never want to buy store-bought jam again. This is so easy to make in one saucepan and I am sure you will want to make it often to have on hand. It is bursting with intense blueberry flavor and there is no pectin in this recipe!

Spread this jam on your favorite bread, add it to yogurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, or for sure make the best PB&J. Grab some blueberries and start enjoying this jam ASAP!

Cottage Cheese And Jam

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • This blueberry jam recipe has no pectin, just some cornstarch to thicken it.
  • It is packed with bursting blueberry flavor!
  • This jam is easy to make in one saucepan.
  • You can enjoy this jam all week.
  • This blueberry jam is low in sugar already, but feel free to omit it altogether or use a sugar-free sweetener of choice.

Homemade Blueberry Jam Ingredients

Homemade Blueberry Jam Ingredients
  • Blueberries: We used fresh blueberries but frozen will also work.
  • Sweetener: Use your sweetener of choice in this recipe or omit the sweetener. You can use a sugar-free sweetener, honey, or maple syrup.
  • Vanilla: A splash of vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Cinnamon: Just a pinch for flavor.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt to enhance the flavor.
  • Lemon Juice: Helps the jam set and adds another dimension of flavor.
  • Cornstarch: Thickens this blueberry jam.

How To Make Homemade Blueberry Jam

First, wash and dry your blueberries. Then, add the blueberries, your sweetener of choice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a saucepan.

Blueberries In A Saucepan

Next, place the saucepan on the stove over low heat and let the ingredients simmer.

While the jam is simmering, use a spoon to press down the blueberries to lightly crush them.

Once the jam has been simmering for 20 minutes, add the lemon juice and cornstarch to the saucepan. Then, continue to let everything simmer on low until the jam has thickened.

After that, remove the saucepan from the heat. Next, add the blueberry jam to a heat-resistant airtight jar. Store this jam in the refrigerator and enjoy!

Ways To Use Blueberry Jam

We love to add this blueberry jam to ice cream, toast, waffles, yogurt, pancakes, cottage cheese bowls, cottage cheese toast, and oatmeal.

Yogurt With Blueberry Jam

Also, we like to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with it.

Peanut Butter And Blueberry Jam Sandwich

Blueberry Jam Variations

  • Make Blueberry Chia Jam: If you don’t want to use cornstarch, you can use 3 tablespoons of chia seeds instead. Just let the blueberries simmer and add the chia seeds at the end. To do this, remove the saucepan from the heat and mix in the chia seeds. Then, let the chia seeds thicken the jam. After that, transfer the jam to a heat-resistant airtight jar and place it in the refrigerator to continue thickening.
  • Make Sugar-Free Blueberry Jam: You can make this recipe sugar-free if you use a sugar-free sweetener or omit the sweetener altogether. If your blueberries are sweet enough you can omit the sweetener if you want to make this recipe sugar-free.
  • Change The Texture Of The Jam: You can make this blueberry jam the texture that you prefer. We like to lightly mash the blueberries with a spoon because we like our blueberry jam with some chunks of blueberries left. For a smoother texture, you can use a potato masher or an immersion blender, but this is not necessary. The jam will taste delicious regardless of its texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?

This homemade blueberry jam will last for a week in the refrigerator. Just make sure to store the jam in a sealed airtight jar.

Can You Make Jam With Frozen Blueberries?

Yes, this blueberry jam can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. We used fresh blueberries because we had them on hand but frozen blueberries will work. Just keep in mind that frozen blueberries may need to simmer longer.

Is Blueberry Jam Healthy?

This blueberry jam is healthy! It is made with fresh bursting blueberries, a small amount of sweetener that you can even omit, and a splash of lemon juice. The flavor of this homemade blueberry jam is incredible and it is made with a few simple healthy ingredients. It is much healthier than many sugar-filled store-bought jams.

How Much Blueberry Jam Does This Make?

This recipe makes about 3/4 cup of jam. It is the perfect amount to have on hand for the week. There is enough to enjoy but not too much that you won’t finish it. If you need more jam you can always double the recipe.

Can This Blueberry Jam Be Used For Canning?

No, this blueberry jam is made to be eaten fresh within the week and cannot be used to can with.

Do You Need Pectin For Jam?

To make jam without pectin, you will need an alternative thickening agent. We used some cornstarch in this recipe to thicken this homemade blueberry jam. Be sure to enjoy this homemade jam within a week. Also, if you don’t want to use cornstarch, you could use chia seeds to thicken the jam instead and make blueberry chia jam.

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HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY JAM

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 4 votes
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

32

kcal

This homemade blueberry jam is so good you will want to eat it straight from the jar! It is easy to make in one saucepan and there is no pectin in this recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 2 CUPS fresh blueberries, or substitute for frozen blueberries

  • 2 teaspoons sweetener of choice

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • pinch of cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  • Wash and dry your blueberries. Then, add the blueberries, sweetener, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a saucepan.
  • Place the saucepan over low heat on the stove and let the ingredients simmer for 20 minutes. This will reduce the blueberries and thicken the jam at the same time. Also, reducing it will bring out the flavors of the blueberries.
  • While the jam is simmering, use a spoon to press down the blueberries to crush them. We like our jam chunky but if you want your jam smoother you can crush the blueberries with a potato masher or use an immersion blender, but this is optional.
  • Once the jam has been simmering for 20 minutes, add the lemon juice and cornstarch to the saucepan. Continue to let everything simmer on low heat and stir until the jam has thickened.
  • After the jam has thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat. Then, add the blueberry jam to a heat-resistant airtight jar. Store this jam in the refrigerator for up to a week and enjoy!

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  • WW Points™: 0 points for the entire recipe *if you use a sugar-free sweetener
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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories32
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.2g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 51mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
    • Sugars 4.8g
  • Protein 0.4g 0%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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