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Blueberry Jam Recipe
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Blueberry Jam Recipe

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At the height of blueberry season, you'll find me making many jars of this savory jam for friends and family. —Fran Boise, Marion, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 64 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

12 calories: 1 tablespoon, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Directions

  1. Pour the apple juice concentrate into a saucepan; sprinkle with gelatin and allow to soften for several minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour into jars or plastic containers; store in the refrigerator up to three weeks. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Blueberry Jam in Country Woman July/August 1994, p36


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abenedict1964
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"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."

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VickVick
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"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."

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jkozosky
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"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!)"

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FlirtatiousMuse
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"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!"

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neudorfshots
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"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."

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Peaches_77
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"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."

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memeisuzzo@yahoo.com
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"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"

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pdenney
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"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."

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mpinky
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"I haven't tried it yet, but I would definitely not use the apple juice - as I don't like too sweet products."

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lacrenshaw
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"Why not substitute "bottled" apple juice with no added sugars instead of the concentrate?"

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