Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Easy Freezer Blueberry Jam

 

 

 

By using frozen blueberries to make this jam, I can force a little bit of spring into my life. Frozen blueberries at this time of year are so much more flavorful than the kind you find in the produce section of the grocery store. They are perfect for blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes or any kind of baking. I always keep a bag in my freezer for when the inspiration strikes.

 

 

I had used this method to make some peach jam at the end of last summer and once in was gone, missed its freshness every morning. Using this recipe with frozen fruit was just as easy and successful - it just adds a little bit to the cooking time, as the fruit thaws and comes to boiling. You may be skeptical, but the three ingredients cook into a lovely jam. The color of the jam is beautiful and the blueberry flavor is so fresh on my morning toast. It is an easy way to bring some springtime into these endless winter days :-)

 

Easy Freezer Blueberry Jam

2 lbs frozen blueberries (2 bags)

11/2 cups Splenda baking mix (or sugar)

2 T fresh lemon juice

Splash of water

Place frozen blueberries in large pan and add sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Boil vigorously for 40 - 50 minutes until blueberries have popped open and juice has thickened. Spoon carefully into two freezer containers. I like to use one now and freeze one for later. Enjoy!

 

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15 comments:

  1. Yum!! Love blueberries. Cannot wait for our crop this year.

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  2. Love blueberries and this sounds so easy! I would love it if you would share this at my Tasty Tuesday linky party!
    http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2014/03/tasty-tuesday-1.html

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  3. I made blueberry jam several years ago but, it turned out more like syrup~~it was okay for pancakes~~but not what I was hoping for. Since the grand kids don't care for it this would be a quick and easy recipe for just me. My blueberries are starting to bud out...won't be long now!

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  4. Sounds easy..Thanks for sharing Vicki

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  5. This is great, Vicki...yummy!...:)JP

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  6. Love this idea, Vicki! I'm going to pin and try it!

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  7. I love this idea. We always have a bag of frozen blueberries on hand as well, and I love that this is so easy. Thanks for sharing...I'm pinning it!

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  8. This is how I make raspberry jam all the time - love how fresh it tastes. And honestly, frozen raspberries are so much cheaper than fresh, so it' economical too.

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  9. Love blueberries. They don't usually last long enough to make jam though around here.

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  10. It's amazing you still have blueberries in your freezer. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Love blueberry anything! :-)
    Blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  11. I make strawberry freezer jam from fresh strawberries this is a great idea for out of season jams
    Janice

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  12. Gosh, can't be much easier for making jam than this I don't believe.
    Was wondering tho.
    Can a person do the blueberries in a crock pot instead of standing over the stove stirring for almost a hour? I thought if the berries can be cooked in a crockpot, I could be doing other things in the mean time.
    Thanks for the recipe
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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  13. I love blueberries. Thanks for bringing your creativity to Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  14. This sounds so good. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Very smart! Leaving the blueberries in the freezer will help maintain its freshness while it thickens. And the best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. No week has to go by without a jar of fresh blueberry jam ever again. Haha! Thanks for sharing, Vicki. Have a nice day!

    Faith Thomas @ The Berry Farm

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