Low Sugar Blueberry Cinnamon Jam

First off, if you haven't already go sign up for the jam exchange!!! (You have until Wednesday to sign up!) Ok now onto other chow news...

"It makes me think of blueberry muffins... mmmm"

Blueberry jam may sound weird, but it really is amazing, and with a little cinnamon, it smells like fresh baked goods! I picked 9.5 lbs of blueberries last week... HA i know i know... that's A LOT of blueberries, but you know what, they are almost all gone, and they are so super fresh and good!! The other scary part is I probably ate a good 1/2 pound in addition to that while I was out in the fields :)

The first thing I made with said blueberries was some jam of course... I'll be sending a jar to my jam exchange partner for sure! There's still time to sign up if you want to join in on the fun!! Sign up here.

Now for the recipe, it's super simple to make, and lasts a year.

Blueberry Jam with Cinnamon (a low sugar recipe)
10 cups fresh blueberries (washed and any stems removed)
2 cups raw cane sugar
2 cups splenda (if you don't want to use splenda use 4 cups raw cane sugar)
1 packet sure gel low sugar jam
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice

Rinse blueberries and place into a heavy bottom pot (I used a 5 qt pot) and add in 1/4 cup of white sugar mixed with the package of pectin and lemon juice. Slowly bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Once boiling add in splenda and remaining sugar and cinnamon all at once. Keep stirring constantly and bring back to a rolling boil. Boil for one minute and then remove from heat and place into sanitized mason jars (fill up to a 1/2 inch from the top of the jar - this is where a jar funnel comes in super handy) . Carefully wipe off any spills and place lids and rings on the jars. Use your tongs and place filled jars back into the large pot of hot water, bring to a boil and let boil for 10 minutes. Remove jars with the tongs and let dry on a cooling rack undisturbed overnight. Label your jars and give them to all those people you love :)

7 chews:

Jeanne said...

Looks sooo good!
By the way - have you ever tried Saigon cinnamon?? It is WAY better than normal cinnamon. You really, really have to try it. I could eat it with a spoon.

Ty'sMommy said...

Sounds wonderful! I am making a blueberry and lavender jam fore the exchange! I think Jeanne and I might use the same cinnamon. I get mine from Penzey's and I think they say theirs is vietnamese, and it is WONDERFUL.

stephchows said...

Sounds like you both have good taste in cinnamon! I've never had it but I bet I'd go nuts for it, I love cinnamon!!

Sunshine said...

Oh God! This sounds like Heaven. Cinnamon and blueberries. You're a genius!

Evan @swEEts said...

Yum! My mom makes blueberry jam every summer- just the easy freezer kind with the package of gelatin, but delicious none the less. I would never have thought to add cinnamon though!

Mags said...

One of the reasons I shy away from jams and jellies is because of the high sugar. This looks like a great lower-sugar recipe to try.

I love the combo of blueberry and cinnamon..I actually made a blueberry cinnamon ice cream awhile back--delish!

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