Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 tablespoon: 12 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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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.
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.
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Jul 21, 2011
Why not substitute "bottled" apple juice with no added sugars instead of the concentrate?