Blueberry Bonanza Jam


Dive into the blissful world of Blueberry Bonanza Jam, where the sweet and tangy flavors of blueberries create a delightful spread that’s perfect for any occasion. This homemade jam captures the essence of fresh blueberries, offering a vibrant, flavorful, and versatile addition to your pantry, ideal for breakfast spreads, pastries, or even as a unique condiment.

Blueberry Bonanza Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 2.5 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 30 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Sugar: 7 g


  • Fresh blueberries (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (400g / 0.9 lbs / 14 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Pectin (optional, for thicker jam) (5g / 0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Macerate Blueberries: Mix blueberries and sugar in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook the Berries: Transfer the blueberry mixture to a saucepan. Add lemon juice and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.
  3. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add pectin for a thicker consistency, if desired, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Test for Doneness: To check, place a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  5. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving some space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choosing Blueberries: Opt for ripe, flavorful blueberries for the best taste.
  • Skimming Foam: Skim off any foam to ensure a clear jam.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use frozen blueberries?

Yes, but thaw and drain them first.

How long does blueberry jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make the jam less sweet?

Adjust sugar to taste, but remember it also helps in preservation.