Best Ever Blueberry Freezer Jam

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Best Ever Blueberry Freezer Jam
Freezer jam. It's all over Pinterest and over many of the food blogs I frequent. Most of you who've made it, swear by it. I see the obsession. It's so easy! My husband's verdict: "This is the best blueberry jam I've ever tasted." And you know what? I think I might just have to agree. That's even after using a bit too much pectin. Which is what gives the jam the look that it's moving. Lol. So, next time round, slightly less pectin for me. But, oh my NOM! This is tangy and sweet and has large bits of blueberries in it! Which is vitally important for me!

Ingredients: 

For the blueberry freezer jam
1/2 cup water
1 packet pectin
3 cups sugar
300 g blueberries, washed and dried

Note: you do not have to use a canning or traditional jam jar for this recipe. I successfully made my freezer jam in one those clip-close, freezer-friendly plastic containers. You just need a receptacle with a tightly-fitting lid.


Instructions: 

  1. Pulse the blueberries in a food process until finely chopped. Or until your desired level of chopped-ness is reached. :)
  2. Add sugar
  3. Mix thoroughly and allow to stand 10 minutes
  4. Add 1 packet of pectin to a saucepan with water. (Honestly, check the amount of water your packet of pectin requires, as it may very well vary.)
  5. Cook over medium heat and bring to the boil.
  6. Boil for 1 minute, whisking constanty.
  7. Add the pectin to the fruit, stir for about 3 minutes in a figure 8 pattern using a wooden spoon to thoroughly mix the fruit with the pectin.
  8. Pour the jam into your desired container.
  9. Close.
  10. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.
  11. Freeze for at least 3 hours or until first use.
  12. After first use, store in freezer or fridge. I keep mine in the fridge.

28 comments:

  1. My mother-in-law always sends TONS of peach and strawberry freezer jam home with us. Since I'm a Type 1 diabetic, she sends "low sugar" strawberry, and I've yet to figure out how she does that!

    But yes. Freezer jam!

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    1. Ooooh my dad's diabetic & I'm sure he would love some low sugar jam! :) You're mom-in-law sounds like a kitchen Houdini! I'm intrigued as to how she pulls that off, too! :D

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  2. Thanks for sharing your Blueberry jam! It looks very good!

    Joanne @ jmacreativemess.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for the party!!!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  5. Hi Anyonita,

    So nice to meet you! Wow! Your blog is tasty potluck of everything! Never heard of freezer jam until now! Very intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks, Poppy! :) It's pretty amazing!

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  6. I just love the less sugar usage in freezer jams, and they taste so much fresher.

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    1. Yes, they do taste a lot fresher! Plus, it's nice being able to say you did it (and in half the time)!

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  7. I've never made freezer jam, but am dying to try. I think I'm gonna try this with raspberries. Thanks for sharing with random recipe roundup!! :-D Zannie @ mymixingspoon.com

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    1. Oooh I bet it would be amazing with raspberries! :) Trust me, you'll love it!

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  8. Freezer jam has been around a long time. Glad you have discovered this delicious treat. NOW... take it one step further and dehydrate it into fruit leather or stir a tablespoon or two into plain yogurt, YUM!! You can also use freezer jam to top a plain cheesecake. Sande@mypersonalaccent

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    1. WHOA! You've just blown my mind, Sande! Dehydrate if for fruit leather?! YES! Brilliant! I'm off to search your blog for a recipe :) Chers!

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  9. Wonderful Recipe!! Can't wait to give it a try:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  11. if you need it to be sugar-free for Type 1 diabetic for this recipe can use Splenda or its genaric it is measured cup for cup like Sugar, I am a Type 2 diabetic. I use Stevia or Truvia Brand for this i will be using the baking blend which does have sugar in it.But in this recipe it should balance out. Will let you know how it jells with the Truvia!
    Gwen

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    1. Oooh! I love Truvia, I'll have to try some too and see what the result is! It would good to compare :) Thanks for the tip!

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  12. I am always looking for a great idea and this freezer jam sure sounds interesting. I've never thought to freeze jam before, can't wait for blueberry season. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  13. I have never made jam before but this looks so simple I might just have to try it out!

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    1. This was my first jam too! It couldn't be simpler! :)

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this at my Happy Monday Show & Share @ HappyWifey.net!

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