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Old-Fashioned Blueberry Jam

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Process: 10 min.

Makes

4 half-pints

This is such an easy jelly and comes together very quickly. It also makes a great gift for friends and family!—Kay Laney, North Liberty, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup clover honey

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, bring blueberries and water to a boil; mash and stir for 5 minutes. Add sugar and honey; boil gently, uncovered, over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. To test for doneness: Remove from heat; spoon about 1 tablespoon of hot jam onto a chilled plate and set plate in freezer until the jam has cooled to room temperature, 1-2 minutes. When the cooled jam holds its shape when mounded with a spoon, the jam has reached its desired thickness. If necessary, return to heat and repeat test after additional cooking.
  3. Skim off any foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. of headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in boiling-water canner.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not require packaged pectin.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 59 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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