amzn_assoc_design = "in_content"; I made your blueberry jam yesterday, so good! directions to make blueberry desserts: cobbler, coffee cakes / buckles Keep a check on them throughout the next steps. (see step 6) or other sweetener, and then bring it back to a boil I hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Making blueberry jam from scratch is a perfect way to preserve the taste of this sweet and tangy summer fruit. Serve sauce warm or cold. Add the sugar, lemon juice and zest to a medium saucepan over low heat. them to within 1/4-inch of the top, wipe any spilled jam off the top, seat Keep up the great work. It’s nice to think we might just have helped you decide to give it a try again. -Steve. I am giving it a shot today! Do stop by for another visit… real soon. Can I just put the jars right in the pot without a rack? I find that there is never any information regarding how much Fruit is required for many of the Jam/Preserve recipes I’m finding on the Internet. If you do not have xanthan gum, you can also thicken the jam with ground chia seeds. People can ask dumb questions; people ask questions they easily can find the answer on Google,not YOU! Use the cloth to carefully wipe around the top outside edges of the jars and the very top rim itself. Learn how to cook great Easy small batch blueberry jam . How will this affect the storage or quality of the jam without the pectin as I believe this is for the jelling or holding process? Just click the button When making other fruit jams, a teaspoon of butter will eliminate most of the foam. Fill water bath canner and bring to boil. worry that you only had 6.2567 cups of crushed berries....  Just take That’s an interesting idea with the sugar in the oven. practice, you'll find out exactly how much pectin to get the thickness you It works! I have made blueberry jam the last two years both times using pectin, and the first time, I used the whole amount the recipe called for, the jam was much too firm for me. Disclaimer:  The steps listed in our canning and freezing section are to be used as guidelines to help you make your own Homemade Blueberry Jam. Click the image below for a complete weather forecast. I have never made blueberry jam before but I’m thrilled to bring you my Simple Blueberry Jam recipe today after a freak bargain find at the weekend! Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to visit with us often. Yesterday after Church my family and i went blueberry picking at our local blueberry patch. Add 1 cup (250 mL) water. I did run into a small problem and ran out of regular sugar around my third batch. Of course, we did manage to complicate the recipe just a little by adding one more ingredient. It also prevents hot spots that might burn the jam inside the jars as they are processing. Once I’d “caught” them all and had them in the colander….I rinsed them again under cool running water. Spread these ... Blueberry jam. It happens to me all the time it seems. Especially if you too have an overage of fresh blueberries that are desperately waiting to get used up… Honestly, this jam is so easy to make, I didn’t even need to add my usual step-by-step instructions. I usually hedge my bets and Thank you for responding. Hi W8post, Thank you for the very nice comments, I sincerely appreciate them. I have a question, can you substitute splenda or stevia for the sugar with good results? The headspace needed will vary from one canning project to the next so always check for the proper amount needed. Blueberry Jam – Easy, Small Batch, Low Sugar and Very Blueberry. Now, let's get back to why it's important to choose a large enough bowl. I don’t know what I’d do without my freezer! Yeah…I think I had intended to do so. I love how the smell of blueberries cooking can instantly take me back to my childhood kitchen. For the Blueberry Jam, the recommended amount of headspace is 1/4 of an inch. -Steve, Hi Steve!! The only thing I modified from your wonderful was I added another 1 tsp of lemon juice because it a bit sweeter. I prefer to use these wooden skewers for that task. I appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and I hope you’ll stop by for another visit in the near future. As with anything, practice makes perfect and learning how to get to just the right gel point is really the main concern when making jams and jellies. Toni, your question about putting up cobbler spurred my memory of quart jars of canned blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and pears canned with the rolled dumplings, Steve calls them “pastries”. Ouch. With a little Quick and easy blueberry jam is simple to make using only 4 ingredients. diabetic, for best results, try the low or lower sugar formula below. Wash and stem blueberries. The proper tools will also help make the job go a bit smoother. But that is just my experience using you gel test method Wonderful recipe!! I couldn’t wait to spread on some of my homemade Blueberry Jam. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe It can be a bit of work sometimes, but always fun once you can sit back and start listening to the jars as the “ping” close. Steve, Instructions. I just started making jam…last weekend, actually, and I have caught the bug. It’s a perfect jam to go with a low carb scone or … What goes in those jars? Try not to let them fall over as you do this but…don’t fret if it does. You were about right with your time of 25-35 minutes on average. But, just go ahead and add it all at one time. Thanks for sharing! -Steve. Continue to boil for 25 minutes, stirring frequently and squishing/pressing the blueberries against the saucepan wall with the back of your spoon. However, you can re-do it. Prepare the area you’ll be using to fill the jars. How wonderful to find this site! If you placed the jam on a cold plate and pulled your finger through it, unless it just immediately ran back together, you’ll probably be good. Fanica, BLUEBERRY TOPPING Therefore, I tend to double and sometimes even triple or quadruple jam recipes, including my own. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; Diabetic. Sitemap. Delight your friends and family with a jar full of one of this tasty treats. Be Blessed!!! See Wipe the top rim of the jar with a clean damp cloth. But… you CAN do it. Can I still salvage this bacth? HEADSPACE:  As we’ve mentioned in our other posts about canning, headspace is the amount of space between the top of the product IN the jar and the TOP of the jar. Glad to know you are ok. • Jar Size. contents! I’d break the amount you made in half, and try heating it up again and proceeding from there. The purpose of the cold saucer is to drip a few drops of the hot liquid onto the cold surface. Be Blessed!!! Work out as many bubbles as you can see. a big pot on the stove over medium to high heat (stir often enough to I guess lots of family will be getting some of your jam for Christmas this year. The rest of the recipe, should be the same procedure. Be Blessed!!! I highly suggest that if you have an interest in preserving foods for you, your friends and/or your family, that you seek out more information than just what we’ve presented here. Hi Joni, How fortunate you are to have a Blueberry bush and all those berries, I have to BUY mine. Be Blessed!!! So, it’s not just something I do myself. I’ve looked for a new one locally but haven’t found it. Sure. The dishwasher is fine for the jars; especially if it has a "sanitize" ★☆ Just made a beautiful batch (5 jars) of blueberry jam. Be Blessed!!! About how long does it take to reach that point? I blogged about trying your method! If you find the jam is not sweet enough, feel free to add a teaspoon or two of powdered erythritol or 4 drops of stevia glycerite. I just leave them in there, with -Megan. Thank you so much for posting this recipe and excellent instructions! This information is the best we can provide at the date it was first presented. These little jars make great gifts for any time of the year. Lift rack and secure handles on lip of canner. I did. I have jam recipes for strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and even peach, but no blueberry. Twist on a jar band and tighten finger tight. Darla Flake, Hi Darla, the pectin, lemon juice and water into the blueberries and put the mix in It can even take a week or two weeks for it to set. Remember us when you become famous… OK? pectins that allow you to reduce the sugar you add by half or even eliminate I haven’t done a post on that, but you can find some info on the Internet that will help so you don’t have to trash it. 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