Homemade Local Blueberry Jam


What does one do with a massive bag of freshly picked summer blueberries? Sorbet? Sure. Frozen and dropped into a glass of Champagne? Absolutely. Blended into a fancy schmancy BBQ sauce? Sign me up. Cooked into  the perfect jam? YES. Today, I vote for jam!

This is the second post in the “It’s UnCANny…” series, and making homemade fruit jams are a fantastic and simple way to break free from the store-bought stuff.

To make this summery-sweet blueberry jam, you’ll need:

  • 6 cups of fresh blueberries, washed and picked of stems
  • 3 cups sugar

I realize I use a lot less sugar than a lot of jam recipes out there, but perfectly ripe berries are sweet enough on their own. Feel free to up the sugar ante if you’d like.


Using your favorite heavy saucepan or enameled cast iron pot (my personal preference), place the berries first and then the sugar. 


Over a low heat and while stirring, cook the mixture until the sugar dissolves.


In about five minutes, it should look like this.


Turn the heat up to high and bring to a boil.


Boil until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. This batch took about 10 minutes.


Enjoy the taste of summer.

Until next time…




9 thoughts on “Homemade Local Blueberry Jam

  1. Your jam looks delicious! And sounds so easy, maybe I’ll give it a whirl 😉 thank you for sharing your recipe, I love how it has less sugar!

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