Sweet & Tangy Blueberry Jam

If you’ve been buying store-bought jam, you’ve been missing out. 

Real blueberry jam is so ridiculously easy, you could make it every morning to go with your bagel, and then every afternoon to go with your PB&J. 

Seriously. Stop buying the jar stuff. It’s filled with weird ingredients, preservatives, and heaping amounts of sugar. 

Don’t you wish you had control over your life? Well now, you can at least have control over your jam.

With that, you’ll soon have control over your bagels. Then your PB&J. Then your breakfast and lunch and dinner. 

And then your life.

Your transformation begins with jam. This jam. 

Sweet & Tangy Blueberry Jam

Notes: You can substitute any berry in place of blueberries. Get creative! 1 cup of blueberries reduces to 1/4 cup of jam, so I suggest using 50 gallons of blueberries for maximum jam enjoyment.

Taste & Texture: I considered adding lemon juice to tang it up, but that proved unnecessary, as this has a slightly tangy taste. The added sugar helps the blueberries release their juices, which then thickens up to a thick spreadable jam. You might be surprised by how “unsweet” this jam is, but if you absolutely can’t stand the natural flavor of blueberries, you may add more sugar. I won’t judge you. Maybe.


  • 1 cup blueberriesOr redberries or whiteberries.
  • 1 tsp sugarNo shirt no sugar no service.


1. Turn stove to Medium and put everything in a saucepan.

It’s about to get steamy.

2. Squish the berries a little bit while cooking. It’s done when the consistency is like… jam. About 2 minutes.

Oh yes please.

The Extra Mile:

  • Try creative add-ins: mint, lemons, heck, even chocolate. Personally I like heck.

See? It’s not difficult to break free from processed canned mislabeled concentrated fake preserved foods. All you need is blueberries and sugar.

And love.


But mostly jam.


16 Comments Add yours

  1. foreverfascinatedkc says:

    Love this! I am going to make it this afternoon! Great post!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Thanks! Lemme know how it goes for you 🙂

  2. Love it! All about avoiding processed foods and this looks spectacular. Plus who doesn’t get a kick out of squishing berries.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Haha I agree! It’s very very therapeutic, especially when the berries soften as they heat up!

  3. yum! I just want to smother a warm, flaky biscuit with that blueberry goodness!

  4. Reblogged this on naomivaldivia.com and commented:
    I originally meant to reblog this in its entirety. Here you go! Let me know if any of you try this out, too. Sounds delectably easy for a Saturday morning before the farmer’s market!

  5. soraikuta says:

    Reblogged this on Sorania and commented:

  6. Yummy! I will have to try making this soon. So much better than the processed kind!

  7. kitchenr jon says:

    I love the simplicity of it!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Me too! ^_^ It’s always fun when you find out some things don’t have to be hard!

  8. Dewi says:

    Lovely and simple recipe, thanks for sharing. Going straight into my morning porridge! Great read too, hilarious writing! You do funny good.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Why thanks! Blueberries in porridge sounds really good.

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