Recipe: Blueberry Jam (Filling the Blueberry Void)

For a while now, Mr. Move Eat Create has been lamenting the lack of blueberry jam.  Other jam flavors abound: strawberry, apricot, blackberry, raspberry and so on.  But, blueberry, he sadly noted, was missing.

I decided to fix that.

Knowing that blueberry season is quickly nearing its end, I thought I should act quickly.  So I snatched up two pints of locally grown blueberries and set about my kitchen to fill the blueberry jam void.

This is a fairly thin jam and has a really nice fresh flavor that is quite delicious spread on toast.  Mr. Move Eat Create also thinks it is amazing scooped onto some Nutulla-covered graham crackers.  To be fair, he thinks a good many things are great when combined with Nutella, but he’s probably right, nonetheless.

Jam.  Spread.  Nutella companion.  Whatever you want to do with it, enjoy!

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Blueberry Jam

Ingredients:

2 pints blueberries

½ cup cane sugar

1 tblspn freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Pick through your blueberries to ensure all traces of stems are removed and then wash them well.
  2. Put blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice into a medium sized pot over medium-high heat.
  3. As the blueberries warm up, begin to mash them with the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher.  It’s not necessary to completely mash them, as they will break down as they cook.
  4. Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce heat to medium.  Continue to mash as needed and stir, while cooking uncovered over medium heat for 20-25 minutes.  Skim off foam or skin that forms on the top as it cooks.
  5. The jam will still be quite thin, but you’ll know it’s ready to come off the heat when it has thickened enough to lightly coat the back of a wooden spoon when dipped into it.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool in the pot for an hour or two.  Skim off any remaining skin and pour into a jar.  Leave uncovered for several more hours or overnight in order to cool completely.  Cover and store in refrigerator.

5 comments on “Recipe: Blueberry Jam (Filling the Blueberry Void)

  1. I’ve been wanting to start making my own jam, so I can’t to try this!

  2. justjacq says:

    that looks delicious! I’ve never made jam before… it seems so scary!

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