We love this jam recipe with no sugar added ! It’s quick, fun, and makes for adorable gifts. It can be made even when fresh blueberries are not in season. Frozen blueberries will work just as well.
It’s what’s known as a freezer jam. Despite the name, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. But in the freezer, it can be stored for up to a year. Because its not stored on a shelf, no boiling or sterilizing of jars is required.
Just be sure to start with clean jars. This recipe yields 4 jars of jam. If adding a label, do so when the jars have cooled. As mentioned, sugar-free jam can be a cute homemade summer gift or is easy to bring to a party. Just add a label (as a tag tied to the top or a sticker) with freezer or fridge storage directions and the date.
Sugar often acts as a preservative in jams, but because it’s not used, it will keep for up to one year, as long as it’s stored in the freezer. This recipe does not require a thickening agent. The natural pectin found in the skins of the blueberries will assist in thickening the jam naturally.
One serving suggestion: Spoon this jam into creamy plain Greek yogurt and mix, per a suggestion from The Sweetest Challenge.
Servings: 64 (Yields 4 pint sized Jars) | Serving Size: 1 tablespoon | Calories: 17 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 4 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 0 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1
- 8 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- Pinch Kosher or sea salt
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar or honey, more to taste
- 1/3 cup corn starch
- Add all of the ingredients to a pot, stir well, and heat over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to boil for 10 minutes, or until thickened. Use a potato masher to mash up some of the berries while heating.
- Allow to cool before placing in jars and store in the fridge or freezer.
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