Blueberry Freezer Jam made with Honey

A jar of fresh made blueberry jam next to a bowl of fresh blueberries

Blueberry freezer jam is easy to make.  This combination of blueberries, honey and cinnamon is delicious and sweet.   This recipe is a great way to reduce sugar.

A jar of fresh made blueberry jam next to a bowl of fresh blueberries

Blueberry Freezer Jam made with Honey

I recently wanted to make blueberry freezer jam, but did you know a typical recipe requires 4 cups of sugar!  I know, I know…you only use a little, but really there are certain flavor combos that I love like blueberry, honey and cinnamon.  After a little research, I decided to try a blueberry freezer jam made with honey and then added my own touch of cinnamon.  

You will only need 2/3 cup of honey for this recipe; which makes a huge difference.  Adding the cinnamon, in my opinion, not only compliments the flavor combo, but also helps to accentuate the natural sweetness in the blueberries and the honey.

This recipe is easy to make and perfect for sandwiches, topping muffins or sneaking a spoonful.

Blueberry Freezer Jam with Honey

A jar of fresh made blueberry jam next to a bowl of fresh blueberries

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 lemon, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Wash the blueberries and remove any stems.
  2. Place the blueberries in a skillet that IS NOT a nonstick coated pan.
  3. Mash the blueberries with a potato masher.
  4. Extract the juice from the half of lemon and remove any seeds.
  5. Stir the the honey and lemon juice together until the honey dissolves.
  6. Stir the honey and lemon mixture, the cinnamon and the blueberries together,
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring frequently.
  8. Reduce the heat and cook the jam until it has reduced and thickened; stir frequently.
  9. Let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes.
  10. Pour the mixture into the jars leaving room at the top for expansion. Let them set without a cover for several hours.
  11. Loosely cap them and let them set overnight.
  12. Keep one jar in the refrigerator to use and place the extras in the freezer.
Refrigeration:  Refrigerate what you plan to use.  It can be kept for up to a month in the refrigerator.

Freezing:  Make sure to leave room in your jars for expansion when freezing.  You can store the jam in the freezer for up to a year.

Potato Masher Alternative:  If you don’t have a potato masher, simply blend the blueberries.  I personally prefer the mashing method because it helps to add to the thickness of the blueberry jam.

Helpful Tools:  A canning funnel is helpful in transferring the jam to the mason jars.

How Much will this Recipe Yield? This recipe will fill three 8 oz. mason jars.

More Blueberry Recipe Love:  There’s nothing like a fresh homemade blueberry muffin; especially during the height of blueberry season.  This recipe is delicious, easy and a crowd pleaser!  They are delicious all on their own and even better with a little of my blueberry freezer jam on top.  Simply follow the link below the picture to mix, bake and enjoy.

 

 

 

three fresh baked blueberry muffins on a cutting board with fresh blueberries

My Old-fashioned Blueberry Muffin Recipe Link

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