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Cinnamon Blueberry Jam Recipe

Cinnamon Blueberry Jam Recipe

Watching my grandmother can hundreds of jars of tomatoes, peaches and pears inspired me to first try making jams and jellies myself. This jam is one my family enjoys on warm homemade corn or blueberry muffins. The cinnamon's a bit of a surprise. —Barbara Burns, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 10 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen blueberries (about 1 quart)
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin


  • 1. Crush blueberries; measure 2-1/2 cups and place in a large saucepan. Add the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves; bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in the pectin. Return to a full rolling boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 4 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 93 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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David User ID: 9116314 264115
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"Starting with a pound of blueberries, ending with 2 1/2 cups being used. How much of the crushed blueberries remain?

The recipe looks AWESOME! We once made spiced peach jam, and it was very good. I am looking forward to making this jam, as I LOVE blueberry jam/preserves. I am giving 5 stars, based upon expected results."

c l wills User ID: 2961776 231198
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"Fail safe and delicious.

Be sure to boil in a large pan - my pan boiled over when I added the pectin."

elysemelliott User ID: 8430050 228667
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"I made this jam as the favor for my wedding. I got so many raves about it! This is going to be a staple in my home forever!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 222520
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"I adapted this to use in my jam maker, the added spices perk up the blueberry flavor. Gave it as Xmas gifts and it was well received."

Lychnis User ID: 6323481 7075
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Excellent! This was my first attempt at making jam and it was a success. Delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing it."

BusyNurse1987 User ID: 7879884 16589
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"easy and Delicious! I omitted the cloves, but otherwise made exactly as stated. This made 5 half pints plus a 4 oz. jar. Excited about giving these later in the year for Christmas gifts. Will definitely be making more with my remaining berries. Thanks for sharing Barbara!"

bimba711 User ID: 5226036 7061
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"As someone who has made jam for 20 years, this recipe is a stand-out!!!!! I live in New England, where local blueberries are abundant in the summer months, so I will be making this jam ALOT!!! Excellent & easy. BUT VERY IMPORTANT-NEVER, EVER ALTER A JELLY OR JAM RECIPE. IT WILL AFFECT THE SET OF YOUR HARD WORK. Jellies & jams are not like typical recipes where you can tweak them-measure accurately & follow the recipe exactly for perfect product every time. Good luck!!!!!!"

craft_crazy User ID: 54246 12602
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Can I make freezer jam from this recipe?"

TasteOfHome_Food_Editor User ID: 7103587 12480
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"I see there is some confusion about the amount of sugar and berries to use so I wanted to clarify it all for you. The first step is to crush the berries. After you crush them, you measure out 2-1/2 cups and combine that with 3-1/2 cups of sugar. I hope you will try this since it really is a fantastic jam."

Red Hat Milli User ID: 4954609 7056
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"This jam is wonderful. While reading over the reviews I would like to comment on CBROWN3706 comment regarding sugar quantity in ingredients list not matching directions list. The 3-1/2 cups in ingredients list is correct. Directions quantity of 2-1/2 cups is for the berries after you have crushed them. You measure out 2-1/2 cups of crushed berries then add to the saucepan with remaining ingredients per recipe."

Shilo2 User ID: 2498228 10814
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"This is for Ceege: I use Sure-Jell in the pink box (Low and No-Sugar recipes). There are directions for using less sugar and for using Splenda. For everyone: For years I have used cinnamon oil -- about 1 or 2 drops per expected 1/2 pint. Using the cloves was a great idea. Thanks!"

Gardener88 User ID: 7315785 25832
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"In response to questions others wrote: my recipe copied from the magazine in 1994 calls for 3 1/2 c sugar. You can just use juice, but then you're making jelly, not jam. Jam is smoother & easier to spread in my opinion, but you can make how you want. If you want to use boxed pectin, i've not tried switching for liquid so i'm not sure how that would turn out. Also not sure about splenda"

Gardener88 User ID: 7315785 10099
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Its very good and the cinnamon is a nice subtle background flavor"

Beachsidelcb User ID: 1106141 200968
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"Question. Is this recipe using the juice from the crushed berries or skins and all?"

Ceege User ID: 730520 10506
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"I am new to canning. Can less sugar be used in this recipe? If so, how much can I cut back? OR can splenda be used in place of the sugar? I thank anyone that can advise me."

millertand User ID: 4611030 26520
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"I used a food mill to crush the berries since I didn't want all the skins and I didn't add the ground cloves. I have made 3 batches so far. Excellent!"

MollyMoocher User ID: 4299412 10098
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"I've made 3 batches of this jam this season. Everyone who tried it gave it rave reviews. Even children like it. The spices are subtle and impart a very nice flavor."

cbrown3706 User ID: 7335810 3960
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Really yummy little jam. I would like to note that the recipe calls for 3.5 cups of sugar and the directions call for 2.5 cups. This should be clarified for the future. Really tasty jam even with the lower sugar and something a little extra special to give as a gift."

Sherril17 User ID: 6442019 16536
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"This jam is so delicious. I am going to make more jars to give as gifts."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 13963
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"You wouldn't think such a small amount of cinnamon and cloves would give this jam much flavor, but it's just what made it stand out among other blueberry jam recipes. I just love this jam! Only wish it made more than four half pints. Next time I'll make a double batch."

Sweet Cakes User ID: 3711578 26511
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2009

"Can you substitute the boxed fruit pectin in this recipe? If so, what's the conversion?"

thuber1 User ID: 3336197 7042
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"I've been making this jam for years....every Christmas season! I wouldn't change a thing in the recipe. I give jars of this as gifts and I get only rave reviews!


Dan_R User ID: 1180657 13888
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2008

"More Cinnamon & Cloves.....AllSpice??"

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