This blueberry jam is perfectly sweet! Blueberries, sugar, and a little lemon juice is all you need to make this delicious homemade recipe. Enjoy this jam on toast or biscuits for a sweet breakfast treat. There’s no better way to kick off these warmer months than with this easy blueberry jam.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- It requires just three ingredients! Blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice is all you’ll need to make your own blueberry jam. There’s no need to buy jam from the store when it’s this easy to make at home.
- The blueberries can be easily swapped with a berry of your choice. Strawberries more your style? Simply trade 6 cups of strawberries for the blueberries and enjoy a delicious strawberry jam – yum!
- It’s so good, you’ll want to savor it, which you can! This blueberry jam will stay good in your fridge for up to one month. So take your time with it, and enjoy a little bit everyday.
Blueberries – Six cups of juicy, fresh blueberries are the star of this show. Though if you’re not much of a blueberry fan, you can easily swap out six cups of your favorite berry instead! I love blueberries for how easy they are to use in this recipe. Simply rinse and add them to your pot with the other ingredients – no chopping or peeling necessary.
Sugar – White sugar or cane sugar work best in this recipe! To make this keto, use one cup of granular Swerve instead. Or to make this paleo, use one cup of coconut sugar instead.
Lemon Juice – Just a touch of acidity balances out the sweetness of this jam. The lemon juice also does a perfect job of bringing out that slightly tart blueberry flavor. Though if you don’t have lemon juice, you can leave it out.
- Be patient when cooking down your blueberries to make jam. It will take the full 30 minutes to simmer to the correct consistency. Whatever you do, do not try to speed things up by increasing the temperature of your stove. Cooking at too high of a temperature will cause your sugar to burn and your jam to go bad.
- Play around with the amount of sugar you use, based on how sweet your berries are. If your blueberries are super tart, then consider adding 1/2 cup more sugar. On the other end of things, if your berries are super sweet, then you can cut the sugar amount in half!
- You can easily double or triple this blueberry jam recipe. If for whatever reason, a massive crate of blueberries end up in your lap (please share!), then go ahead and use them all in this recipe. I love making extra blueberry jam and handing jars out to friends and family. Everyone loves this homemade jam!
More Delicious Blueberry Recipes
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Paleo Blueberry Muffins
- Vegan Blueberry Pie
- Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl
- Blueberry Compote
- 6 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice optional
- medium saucepan
- Add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat, stir constantly and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes or until jam has reduced and thickened.
- Remove from the heat, cool, and store in airtight jars in the fridge for up to one month.
- Make it Keto: Use 1 cup of granular Swerve in place of the sugar.
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