Posted on July 12 2012

Completely Pinteresting: Blueberry Jam

After coming home with several pounds of blueberries a couple days ago, it was time to make a decision – blueberry pie or blueberry jam.  I’ve never made jam before, so I went with that option.  There are a great many wonderful things about Pinterest, one of them being the search option.  I love pinning things, and keeping track of things I’m doing and that inspire me.  So far with my Completely Pinteresting feature, which has become a weekly thing on my blog, I’ve focused on kitchen-related projects.  It’s fun to share other aspects of Pinterest!

I decided to skip the Google option (gasp!) and decided to do a Pinterest search for ‘Blueberry Jam’. Amazing results.  It’s fun to see what’s been pinned a lot, people’s comments, and so many options.  I read through many of them, and decided to fuse a bunch of them together to get the method I used.

Turns out, this is my jam.  I love the stuff – so good on toast!  I can’t wait to mix it into some plain yogurt!  Yum!

My blueberry jam recipe, and downloadable PDFs after the jump!

Blueberry Jam

6 cups blueberries

3/4 cups sugar

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/2 apple

1.  Combine the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and salt in a large, nonreactive pot.  Using the bottom of a jar, smash the berries a bit as to release some of the juices.

2.  Slice the apple, then place securely in a large piece of cheesecloth.  (We’re stealing some pectin from the apples, as blueberries are a low pectin fruit!)

3.  Add the apple bundle to the pot.  Place over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes.

4.  Once the jam has thickened, place into jars with secure airtight lids.  Jam will last for up to a month in the refrigerator, and up to a year chilling in the freezer.

Download a PDF of the recipe here

And you can also download the label PDF below!

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love jam making, yours looks so tasty. Can’t wait to download that label for my next batch. so cute!

  2. Amy D. says:

    What’s your trick for putting the label on the jar?

    • Emily says:

      I printed them on sticker paper. It would be ideal to use a smooth jar, but they worked just fine on the quilted jars too.

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