Friday, July 15, 2011

Blueberry Jam-Using One Pint of Blueberries

Hey everyone, Ma stopped by and brought me a pint of fresh New Jersey Blueberries! I thought instead of baking with them I'd make jam, it lasts a little longer that way:@) Also I can give Ma a jar to say-thanks!
Earl says, Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies this winter-Woo Hoo!

Ball has jars of pectin out this year so you can make as few as 2 half pint jars of jam. Turns out one pint of blueberries makes one pint of jam! This is guaranteed to set up and since it only makes a pint, you could just store it in the fridge and omit the processing-even better! This recipe is from Ball.

Blueberry Jam-low sugar version
1 1/3 C crushed berries-approx one dry pint, pick through and discard soft ones, de-stem and wash
1/3 C water
1 Tblsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tblsp low or no-sugar pectin**
1/2 C sugar, sugar substitute or honey
  1. Prepare a water bath and sterilize jars per instructions HERE.
  2. Crush fruit, I just put it in the food processor, you should have about 1 1/3 C.
  3. Combine fruit, water, lemon juice and pectin in pot.
  4. Bring to a rolling boil (one that can't be stirred down).
  5. Add sugar and when it comes back to a rolling boil set timer for one minute.
  6. Remove from heat and fill jars to within 1/4".
  7. Add lids and bands, process for 10 minutes. (Or simply cool and place in fridge.)
  8. Remove from water bath and place on a dry kitchen towel. 
  9. Count the pops and love life!
**This seems like a lot of pectin to me, it will definitely set, but I don't think I need that much even though it's low sugar. I'm leaning towards 2 1/2 tsp next time, any Canners out there have any thoughts?


  1. Looks delish! Blueberry is one of my favorite flavors ;)

  2. I have some blueberries..think I will give this one a try.
    Sure would be good on a Buttermilk biscuit.
    Did you try making my recipe? And, if so, did they turn out good for you? Some people say they did and others say they didn't. I am pretty sure it is because they just didn't use enuf milk. I need to revise my recipe to a FULL cup of milk, as that is what I use. The original recipe ....I don't really know WHERE I got it...from my mom, maybe. Anyway, I have always used a cup of milk.
    Whew..didn't mean to write a book here. :))
    I can't wait to see who the next cook is...:)))

  3. Yum. You are always up to something delicious. Your sous-chef is pretty cute, too.

  4. I need some blueberry jam. I have none. I think this is gonna be the one I use. It sounds great and really easy. It seems it is Earl approved too.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
    I am definitely going to look for the pectin in a jar! Love Earl!

  6. i LOVE it here...just makes ME happy !!!

    blueberry jam and blueberry thumbprint cookies....

    love the sounds of THAT !!!

    kary and teddy

  7. I agree that seems like a lot of pectin..I'll try the 2 1/2 tsps and report back!
    What's the worst that can happen..blueberries to spoon over ice cream? ;)

  8. I want to make jam using this recipe, Lynn. I love that it is low sugar, too. Yours must be extra-delicious as it looks like Earl put his big toe in it lol!!!!! Can't wait to see who the new cook along chef is. xo

  9. Fabulous! I have the last bit of blueberries left - perfect! I'm so sorry I missed the Bobby Flay cook-along Lynn, I got caught up with work. I even had it on my calendar! :o)

  10. I love even the sound of it...New Jersey Blueberries! : )

  11. yummy!!!! I love blueberries....especially in pancakes and muffins well heck just about in anything really! LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. I put up some blueberry sauce... Yummy! This looks good! :)


  13. Yum Yum... I love jam. I usually get to make wildberry jam, but not this year, the birds ate all the berries before I could pick em :(

  14. Can't wait to go pick blueberries so I can make this!

  15. I love jam, and I haven't had a chance to make blueberry yet. I love your small batch recipe! I don't have very good luck working with pectin- I just made a batch of cherry jam with it and I think it's more like ice cream topping. Tastes good though! I didn't know you could get jars of pectin. Maybe I just need more practice with it! :)

  16. I love blueberries! My friend use to sell a family owned preserve called Blueberry Cinnamon. It is still my all time favorite spread! Yea for blueberries!

  17. whoo hee, girl! I saw your post over at the Barn Hop, and shoot -- who wouldn't visit a blog with the name, Happier Than a Pig in Mud?! Thanks for sharing the tastiness!

  18. Cool! I may have to give this a try. Thank you!



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