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