Homemade Blueberry Jam

One of the best ways to make your own long-lasting treat from the comfort of your own home is through jamming. Rather than throwing out excess fruits, you can preserve them for even longer use.

By incorporating blueberries into this tasty jam, you’ll get added fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Plus, blueberries contain the highest antioxidant count of all regularly consumed fruits.

Also, by making this jam recipe from the comfort of your home, you’ll save money on your grocery bill. Just use the excess jars in your kitchen to store it and you’ll be all set.

Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

• 4 cups blueberries
• 3 cups sugar

Homemade Blueberry Jam

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. With a potato masher or other utensil, crush 1 cup of berries in a medium non-reactive saucepan.
3. Add remaining 3 cups of berries and ½ cup of water to pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon to break up blueberries. Do so for about 6 minutes or until berries are soft.
4. Meanwhile, spread sugar out on a rimmed baking sheet and heat in oven for about 5 minutes, until warm.
5. Slowly stir sugar into berries in pan. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly.
6. Reduce heat to medium-low, cook at a slow boil until thickened for about 45 minutes to an hour. Refrigerate jam in airtight containers up to 2 weeks, or store in sealed, sterilized jars up to 6 months.


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