Blueberry jam

Clare Chambers


This is a wonderful jam. The bay leaf gives this jam a delightful fragrance.


★★★★☆ 1 vote

4 x 8oz jars
5 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

  • 1 kg
    blueberries, fresh
  • 8 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • ·
    zest of two lemons
  • 1
    fresh bay leaf
  • 1 kg
    jam sugar

How to Make Blueberry jam


  1. Place the blueberries lemon juice and zest and the bay leaf into a maslin pan or large saucepan / stock pot. Slowly bring to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Now remove the bay leaf.
  2. Lower the heat and add the sugar. Stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved. If you are not sure if the sugar has dissolved then continue stirring for another couple of minutes.
  3. Increase the heat and boil, without stirring, for 6 minutes. Test for setting point. If not ready continue boiling and testing at 1 minute intervals.
  4. One ready, remove from heat and skim off any scum. Allow the jam to cool for 5 minutes then pour into hot sterilised jars and seal. Allow to cool fully beofre labelling.

Printable Recipe Card

About Blueberry jam

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #blueberry, #Jelly, #jam, #jellie

Show 9 Comments & Reviews

25 Scrumptious Strawberry Recipes

25 Scrumptious Strawberry Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's strawberry season! We've picked 25 "berry" good strawberry recipes you'll want to try.

How To Core And Slice An Apple Recipe

How to Core and Slice an Apple

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Apple pie on your menu? Let the Just a Pinch Test Kitchen show you how to easily core and slice an apple. Watch the "pinch tips" video here.