Wild Huckleberry Jam

"A quick and easy jam recipe I copied from my friend's cookbook. I think it was published by the Idaho Fish and Game department."
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Ready In:
10 half pint jars




  • Wash huckleberries and check for stems.
  • Place berries and water in deep saucepan or pot.
  • Slowly bring to a boil.
  • Add the sugar all at once.
  • Bring to a roiling boil, then cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the Certo packet and stir for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour into jars (note: do this as quickly as possible- it will start to set almost immediately).
  • Seal using method of choice. Boil for 10 min (if your altitude is between 3,000 and 6,000) then let cool.

Questions & Replies

  1. Does it work to freeze the huckleberries then thaw them and make jam at a later date? Huckleberry picking time is now, but I don't have time to make jam this weekend.
  2. was this receipt suppose to make 10 half pints????
  3. I made this wild huckleberry recipe and the jam didn't set up??! My store didn't have liquid pectin so I used the powder package but that is the only thing I did differently. I thought it would work! What can I do now?? The flavor is wonderful but it is like syrup.


  1. First I'll say, I'm from Montana, where huckleberries roam free. But I don't like them. I picked some and made this for my son. Second, I love this recipe!! It's not too sweet, just the right amount of sugar, so it's perfect! I will definitely be making this again!!! It filled 7 half pint jars. Thank you for sharing :-)
  2. Meh, this is too syrupy, lacks any brightness. Lemon could enhance that, also bourbon on the finish could make it more savory. 3 stars because I can use it as an ingredient. It’s definitely not a jam.
  3. I froze my huckleberries and then used them to make jam and it worked out great.
  4. Awesome, I grew up in Missoula Montana for 30yrs and it would be awesome to get some recipes from you :) I enjoy this one very much thank you



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