Homemade Blueberry Jam

If you’ve ever tasted the sweet, tangy goodness of homemade blueberry jam, you know that it’s a flavor that’s hard to forget. This recipe will guide you through the process of creating your very own batch of this delightful treat. Whether you spread it on warm toast, swirl it into yogurt, or use it as a filling for pastries, this homemade blueberry jam is sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Wash the blueberries thoroughly and remove any stems or leaves.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the jam cool for a few minutes.
  6. Pour the jam into sterilized jars and seal them tightly.
  7. Allow the jars to cool completely before storing them in the refrigerator.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Approximately 2 cups

Homemade blueberry jam is a delightful addition to your breakfast table or as a sweet gift to friends and family. Its fresh, fruity flavor will brighten your mornings and add a touch of homemade goodness to your day.

Nutritional Information (per 1 tablespoon): Calories 45 | Total Fat 0g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 0mg | Total Carbohydrates 12g | Dietary Fiber 0.5g | Sugars 10g | Protein 0.1g

If you’re looking for a way to capture the essence of summer in a jar, this homemade blueberry jam is the perfect choice. Whether you’re a seasoned jam maker or a beginner, this recipe is easy to follow, and the results are always delicious. So, roll up your sleeves, gather some fresh blueberries, and let’s make some unforgettable homemade blueberry jam!

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