Natural blueberry jam without pectin is a a real treat for breakfast. We have been making this recipe for ages in our family, in fact it’s a french homemade 2 ingredient blueberry jam recipe and it tastes best with freshly picked wild blueberries.
Learn how to make blueberry jam without pectin with the step by step instructions further below:
This is the end! The end of what you wonder? Well, you don’t need to fret, I am talking about the blueberry season.
Yes I agree, it’s a pity but fortunately we can look forward to next year’s blueberry season and until then you can save this How to pick wild blueberry guide, so that you are prepared next year to pick the wild bounty in the forests before everybody else does.
Let me tell you, a blueberry spot in the forest is a big secret here in Austria. Don’t expect the locals to tell you. Our own close relatives won’t tell us their secret spots. That’s how well guarded these food collecting places are!
End of July you can still find a few blueberries here and there but the longer they hang on the bushes the more mushy they get and nobody likes mushy blueberries. They just stain a lot..
You will definitely have a few delicious blueberry recipe delicacies in mind to enjoy the bounty from the forest before the berries turn bad. Sweet delicacies such as this easy Blueberry Kaiserschmarrn dessert or the decadent Blueberry Tart with Custard make us always happy at home.
But what do you do with huge quantities of blueberries? Well you turn them into an amazing blueberry jam without pectin, which you can share with your family and friends.
Years ago I would wake up early morning to go to work and it would be rainy cold and dark outside, My mood would go downhill but then I would have breakfast with a blueberry jam on my bread. A smile of victory would take over my face.
Dark luscious blueberry jam has the power to bring happiness. Boom-Pow!
You won’t even care that your tongue turned dark blue, thanks to the blueberry jam, because it’s truly a soul food!
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Jam making equipment, tools of the trade!
- A proper jam pot such as the typical jam copper pan which we use in France. Copper because it’s the best conductor and somehow the jam always turns out better when cooked in a proper copper pan.
- Long handle wooden spoon to stir the jam easily. We pick wood because it doesn’t transfer the heat.
- Wide mouth funnel to pour the cooked jam into the jars
- Jam Jars/Mason Jars to store your jam
- Heat Resistant Jam Jar Tongs to pick up the hot sterilized jars or the jars filled with hot jam
- Labels so that you can identify your jam easily with the date on it
- Canning Thermometer (optional). It assists you with the temperature so that you don’t over cook your jam. I don’t use have one and therefore I don’t mention the Celsius in my jam recipes.
Blueberry Jam without Pectin and how to make blueberry jam without pectin with just 2 ingredients below:
- 1 kilogram fresh Blueberries preferably organic or 2.2 pounds
- 700 grams regular Sugar or 1.5 pounds
- a few drops of rum to disinfect
- about 3-4 (300-350 ml) sterilized Jam jars and lids
- Wash your blueberries and pick-out/discard any impurities. Learn more about how to pick wild blueberries. Weigh your fresh Blueberries and place them into a cooking pot.
- Add the whole sugar amount to the fruits and mix well.
- Place the pot with the sugar and fruits on the stove and keep a low heat at all times.
- Cook slowly for about 45 minutes and stir sometimes. Then bring to a rolling boil as shown in the second picture. At that point the blueberry jam should be ready and you can take it from the heat to cool for 5 minutes. You can just test if the jam is ready by placing a few drops of the jam on a cold plate. The jam is ready if it's not running, if the opposite is the case, just keep it to cook for some more time and repeat the test. Don't cook the jam on high heat!
- Before we fill the clean sterilized jam jars with the blueberry jam, place a few drops of rum into the lid. The rum will kill any mold growth.
- Fill your clean jam jars with the blueberry jam, close well with the lids and turn them upside down. Keep them upside down for a few hours and then store them in a dry and cool place away from any sun. Once the jar is opened, store in the fridge. Keeps well for a year and more if stored correctly.
More with fresh berries 🍓
- How to find and collect wild blueberries
- Blueberry Tart with Custard
- Blueberry Kaiserschmarrn – scratch Pancakes
- How to find wild Lingonberries
- Lingonberry Jam
- Red Currant Cordial
- Blackberry Jam
- About rare wild berries in India
More Jam Recipes 🥣
- Peach Jam
- Apricot Jam
- Strawberry Passion fruit Jam
- Pear Preserve
- Orange Marmalade
- Mango Jam
- Papaya Lime Jam
- Plum Jam
- Banana Jam
- Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
- Tropical Mix Fruit Jam
- Red Currant Jelly
- Dandelion flower Jelly
I have prepared a little BONUS for you and designed a unique BLUEBERRY JAM LABEL for your blueberry jam jars. You can get the label with blueberry written in in English, German or French. I thought you might like a jar written in another language, just for fun. 🙂
Print the blueberry jam label on a A4 sized sticker type of sheet or regular white copy paper. There are 24 labels per sheet. Stick it on the jar and you are done.
Tip: Blueberry Jam makes a gourmand gift for family and friends.
Dear Reader, do you buy your blueberries or do you collect them in the wild?
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