Blueberry Jam

This canning recipe will yield 5 1/2 pints OR 11 half pints.



* 10 cups of fresh blueberries, enough to make 6-7 cups “prepared” blueberries (mashed down or chopped in food processor)

* 7 cups sugar (for low sugar pectin recipe use 4 1/2 cups sugar)

* 1/4 cup lemon juice

* 1/2 cup water

* 8 tbs real fruit pectin (or you can use 4 tbs of low/no sugar pectin)

Place your prepared blueberries into a large saucepan/pot and to it add your pectin, lemon juice and water.  *NOTE: a trick to prevent your pectin from “clumbing” is to add 1/4 cup of your sugar to the pectin and stir it well before adding it to your blueberries.

Bring blueberry mixture to a full, hard boil.

Add remaining sugar to pot, and bring back to a full hard boil….. which is a boil that can NOT be stirred down.

Once returned to a hard boil, set your timer and stir CONSTANTLY for 1 minute.

Remove from heat. You are now ready to jar up your blueberry jam!

You need: 1/4″ headspace

Process time: 10 minutes in a water bath canner.


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My You Tube Video on how to make this and can it, can be found here:

Canning Blueberry Jam


9 thoughts on “Blueberry Jam

  1. Heather, this is awesome! I am so glad I found your site! I just bought 12 pints of blueberries at Aldi’s today – .99 a pint! Will have your video up tomorrow canning with you! Thanks, looking forward to this!

    • WOOHOO!!!!! This is so exciting! Make sure you come back and let me know how your jam turned out. OMGosh, I miss Aldi’s!!!!! I wish I had one near me. 🙁 99 cents is phenomenal!

      • Lol! Heather, getting all set to make jam, found I had no lids – NO LIDS – LOL. My hubby ran to the dollar store for me – then back to my jam!!! Oh, I did have 1 lid in a box left over from last year, oops thought there was more. I better get it together, or it’s gonna be a long harvest canning season!!! Will let you know how it goes!!

  2. The blueberry jam turned out great! I also made a blueberry cobbler. Its gone already! Lol, glad I took the first piece (with ice cream)!!! I didn’t know how to post a PIC of the jam or cobbler. But it’s on my fb page. Thanks for the help, loved the video. My husband kept trying to talk to me when I was making the jam, Lol! I’m like, honey, I’m trying to listen to the video to make your jam! He’s like, oh, OK sorry! He thought it was pretty cool! Great fun!

  3. Wow, that was great. Noticed your site from another homesteader.
    I have always wanted to can but I’m very nervous. You made it look so easy. I think I will give this a try. Best wishes on your little bundle of joy. Just think in years to come she will be canning with mummy. Marie from Windsor Ontario Canada

    • I was so nervous too when I first canned…… but it is so much fun and so addicting. Once you see your own food, lined up in pretty jars, and have that ease of just pulling it from your pantry, making dinner easy and fast to make, you will be hooked! If you ever need any help or encouragement, give me a holler!

  4. i cant wait to try this i am a little scared about canning . I have seravel questions for u. Is 10 min. a propper time to waterbath jams and jelly? Can a person use bluebarry pie filling instead of relugar blue berries? Last can u can bannases?

    • every recipe calls for a different processing time, so make sure you check whatever approved recipe you are following for that particular am or jelly. Look up a jam called Monkey Butter….that has bananas in it. 🙂

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