I have 6 blueberry bushes and they performed fantastic this year.  I have made blueberry waffles, pancakes, muffins, jam, jelly, and blueberry lime jam.  I have also put several bags in the freezer.  

Canning blueberry jam is a fantastic method for preserving the vibrant flavor of fresh blueberries


9 Cups of crushed blueberries

6 Cups of sugar

3 Tablespoons lemon juice


You have a couple of options for crushing the berries:

  1. You can pulse them a few times in a food processor.
  2. Alternatively, you can use a potato masher once the berries begin to soften during cooking.

Combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan.  

Bring slowly to a boil stirring until sugar dissolves.  Cook rapidly till gelling point.  As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking.  

Remove from heat.  Skim foam as necessary.  Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 headspace.  

Place lids on jars.  Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.