Microwave Blueberry Jam

"An easy blueberry jam."
photo by Redsie photo by Redsie
photo by Redsie
Ready In:
2 cups




  • Puree blueberries in blender or food processor.
  • Place in a 12-cup microwave-safe dish with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Stir.
  • Microwave on High, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes -- until mixture comes to a full roiling boil and boils for one full minute.
  • Stir well once during cooking.
  • Remove from microwave and pour into sterilized jars.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Keeps well for at least two weeks.

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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe! Hubby loves a very pricey "Swedish Blueberry Jam" and now he actually likes this better. Little does he know I used a third cup of Splenda for Baking instead of the called for sugar. Otherwise,I followed the recipe as written. This also makes a terrific ice cream topping.
  2. I made this jam yesterday...I found that a quart of blueberries was 3 1/2 cups so I added some rasberries. Otherwise stuck to the recipe and let me tell you it was fantastic. I live alone and this made just the right amount for a jam jar...so easy that I wont have to buy the high priced spreads anymore..now Im dying to try adding different spices or perhaps some wine or brandy...anyway, this is sooo perfect as is I am most happy!!
  3. Paper towel didnt work well. Had to wring it out back into the berries.
  4. yummm So good and so little sugar..
  5. I made this on the stove top yesterday. For me, it did not thicken very much and ended up being more of a blueberry sauce than a jam. I'm not sure if this is because I made it on the stove top or what. Regardless, we had it on pancakes tonight, and it was delicious. I'm almost glad it turned out thinner than I expected because it made a really awesome syrup.


  1. Loved this jam. Made a low calorie version by substituting the sugar with splenda and adding honey for some extra sweetness.


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