Homemade Spiced Blueberry Jam

On waffles or in cocktails, this beautiful spiced blueberry jam is a delicious addition to your pantry.

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Many people might think warm spices belong to the winter holidays, but I find them most enjoyable paired with summer fruit. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove add a wonderfully balancing effect to the sweet and tart flavors of berries, and go particularly well with blueberries. Paired with a lovely bright purple color, this spiced blueberry jam is a delicious new addition to your pantry.

An overhead view of a jar of spiced blueberry jam with a silver spoon.

Uses for Spiced Blueberry Jam

Spiced blueberry jam can be used in a lot of ways. Warm it up and pour it over pancakes or waffles; drizzle it on creamy brie in your cheese plates; layer it in a yogurt parfait; or use it as a component in mixed drinks for a beautifully purple cocktail.

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Three jars of spiced blueberry jam, one opened, with a blue background.

Spiced Blueberry Jam

Small batch spiced blueberry jam is a the perfect addition to your home pantry.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Preserve
Cuisine American
Servings 3 half pints


  • 2 pounds fresh blueberries (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Prepare your jars and lids as per proper water bath canning procedures.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a wide, heavy bottomed jam pot or sauce pan. Bring to boil over medium high heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir frequently to keep the bottom from burning.
  • Remove the pan from heat, and transfer the berry mixture to a blender (in batches if necessary). Puree until smooth. Return the syrup to the pot and bring to boil again, letting it reduce 2-3 minutes longer.
  • Transfer the mixture to the sterilized jars with ½ inch of headspace. Process in a water bath at 15 minutes and let stand overnight for best results.
Keyword blueberry, brunch, canning, preserves
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5 thoughts on “Homemade Spiced Blueberry Jam

  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night and was pleasantly surprised because I was not sure about the warm spices with blueberries, I was so wrong. The jam is so delicious and easy to make. So glad I found your website. Thank you!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad to hear you are a convert. Warm spices and berries are probably one of my favorite combos, in jam, cocktails – really any dessert!

  2. Making now. The uncanned product tastes amazing… tempted to drizzle it over pancakes! ❤️ About to can now. Crossing my fingers that it gells in the canner since it’s rather syrup-like.

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