- 1/3 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
- 1 envelope plain gelatin
- 5 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pour the apple juice concentrate into a saucepan; sprinkle with gelatin and allow to soften for several minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, finely chop blueberries, 1 cup at a time. Add lemon juice, spices and 2 cups of chopped berries to gelatin; heat over medium-low until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in remaining berries and mix well.
- Pour into jars or plastic containers; store in the refrigerator up to three weeks. Yield: 4 cups.
Reviews for Blueberry Jam
"A little sour so added 1 cup of sugar to next batch - much better. To: VickVick - yes this can be canned, water process for 5 mins, DO NOT PRESSURE CAN as that method does not do well with hi acid foods. Good luck."
"I haven't made this recipe yet.. but my Mom and I are getting into canning this year and I was wondering if anyone knows if we can can this? Thanks for your help."
"Being diabetic and loving blueberry jam, this was a great recipe that allows me to eat my favorite things! Thanks for a great recipe! ( and ideas how to use with other fruits!)"
"Made it for Christmas gifts - and kept a bit too ;) The blueberries had a slight bitterness and the apple juice complimented it perfectly. It was NOT too sweet! It freezes well too - very easy recipe!"
"This sounds like a great recipe - can't wait to try it. Sure, the apple juice concentrate contains sugar, but compared to the vast quantities usually added to jam it's not much at all."
"My kids and I pick blueberries every year and were excited to find an easy recipe for jam. Thankfully I only made 1 batch - none of us like the jam. It will go to waste. I think the apple juice gives it sort of a bitter taste. Certainly not 'sweet' like you expect jam to be."
"just for the heck of it i tried it and it's GREAT...everyone i gave samples to LOVED it....will now make it as a Christmas gift...thanks"
"This is a great recipe. I did water bath the jars so that I would have the product longer than a few weeks in the refrigerator. After the fact I did add a small amount of Stevia to enhance the flavor. I am going to try this with other fruit."
"I haven't tried it yet, but I would definitely not use the apple juice - as I don't like too sweet products."
"Why not substitute "bottled" apple juice with no added sugars instead of the concentrate?"