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.

Course Breakfast, Preserve
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, brunch, canning, preserves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 half pints

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Prepare your jars and lids as per proper water bath canning procedures.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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