Blueberry jam

I found myself Thursday walking around the NC Farmer’s Market in Raleigh. I was amazed the market was just as packed and busy as if it was a weekend.

Luckily, Blueberry season is in and it gave me an idea! I had purchased a box of fruit pectin on a whim of making strawberry jam but never got around to it during the season. Blueberries would make a fine jam, too. Two pints of organic blueberries were $5.00 so it sounded like a good idea and I have never made jam before. It was an amazingly quick process!


1) Wash the Blueberries and remove any stems.


2) Mash the Blueberries with a potato masher. I left some whole.


3) Add the sugar, mix well and allow them to sit for half-an-hour to overnight.


4) In the meantime, add the fruit pectin to water and bring it to a boil.


5) Boil for about half an hour, stirring constantly and it should become a thick jelly.


6) Pour the pectin over the berries and sugar mixture.


7) Mix thoroughly.


8) Ladle or pour immediately into clean jars. Allow to cool a little before screwing the lids on tight.


9) Leave about an inch and a half room for expansion. It may take several hours to a day for the jam to set and thicken.


10) Freeze if you are not going to consume it right away. Allow the jam to thaw for a few hours before using it.


Adapted from Sure Jell No Cook Blueberry Jam recipe on the Sure Jell Fruit Pectin  package insert.



Filed under cooking, Food

15 responses to “Blueberry jam

  1. That’ll taste even better in January!


  2. Auntie

    Looks good!! Nice job !


  3. Blueberry jam is my favorite. Also blueberry pie. Just saying.


  4. Tray & Frances Baugh

    I’ll take one of those. Looks good. I’ve never made bb jam. FB


  5. I love making jam in the summer and always use a similar pectin package. Your blueberry jam looks delicious! Enjoy and hope you make other jams too.:)


  6. Tasty looking blueberry jam!


  7. Blueberries are hard to find fresh over here in Belgium & they are extremely expensive too! ButI love home-made jams a lot too! Yum!


  8. Reblogged this on Arthur in the Garden. and commented:

    Re-blogging because….you know… its blueberry season!!


  9. Gorgeous look says it is yummy. I shall try it.


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