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Blueberry Refrigerator Jam

When blueberries are cheap, that's the time to make Blueberry Refrigerator Jam!

I purchased my blueberries for .99 cents a pound at my favorite fruit and vegetable market on Saturday. I made this jam in about an hour, and boy, it is so good.

There are only four ingredients, and most likely, it will be things you have on hand. Sugar, lemon or lime juice, lemon or lime zest.

I used my Pampered Chef Stone Crockery which makes the process easier, too. The jam tends to not boil over and the clean up is a breeze. Find your favorite Pampered Chef consultant and get one!

I make this jam once a year, I make two jars, one for my family and one to give away.  It is always fun to hand over a homemade gift!

Yield: 2 8 oz jars

Blueberry Refrigerator Jam

This super-simple jam highlights all the best of the blueberries.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 2 H & 25 Mtotal time: 2 H & 30 M


  • 1 lb blueberries, stems removed
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 T lime or lemon juice
  • 2 t lime or lemon zest


How to cook Blueberry Refrigerator Jam

  1. 1. Place blueberries in your pot.  Using a potato masher, mash the berries up as finely as you can, but do not process in a food processor.  The tiny chunks are so delicious!
  2. 2. Add sugar, zest, and juice.
  3. 3. Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 15 minutes.  Use the "frozen plate" method to see if the jam is thick enough. (Freeze a ceramic plate, spoon some of the jam onto the place, and slide your finger across the jam.  If the jam stays separated, the jam is done. If it doesn't, continue to cook for 5 minutes, repeating the frozen plate method.)
  4. 4. When done, transfer into glass jars with tight-fitting lids.  Let cool without the lid for 2 hours. Add lid and refrigerate up to two weeks.
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  1. Refrigerator jam is my jam!!! Quick, easy, and oh so good!

  2. I love simple and easy homemade jams like this! Yum!

  3. I've never made a refrigerator jam. The texture looks great, I bet it would be really nice on a toasted English muffin.

  4. Of all the things I have created (or attempted to create) jam has not yet been one of them. However, looking at how simple and straight forward your method is, I am definitely encouraged to give this a go. We love the taste of blueberries and the end result you have created looks just great.

  5. I love homemade jams! I don't recall ever making a blueberry jam! I love this simple instructions. Gives me the confidence to get some made!

  6. Aaaahhhh....so, this is the blueberry jam I always hear about? I might give it a try, actually.

  7. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I absolutely LOVE blueberry jam, and interestingly just bought a few pints of blueberries. I guess I won't be eating them straight like I planned, but as jam, instead!

  8. I love refrigerator jam! This is gorgeous.

  9. This looks delicious!! I've never made jam but now I might have to!

  10. I love blueberries! I'm excited to make this! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. I've not made Blueberry Jam before, but I have made Strawberry Jam and Plum Jam! This looks like a delicious recipe.

  12. This looks perfectly delicious. And so full of blueberry flavor.

  13. that looks amazing. i could go for some of that right about now. i need to make this.


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