Easy Blueberry Jam {2 ingredients}

Hello friends!
I hope this day finds you well!  And enjoying summer.  I’m still waiting for ours…but never mind the weather!  We’re officially on the countdown to summer holidays! We are SO looking forward to lazy mornings, no schedules and fun.  Just fun.  Because right now we’re tired, busy to insanity, and just done.  Done with school.  You?  I know some of you have kids out on holidays already!  We’re almost there…two more weeks then it’s time for us to tackle our Summer Fun List!

For now, I’m enjoying some relative quiet time in my kitchen, while it’s just the little guy and I at home.  It’s my happy place.  😉  And lately I’m really enjoying making homemade jams!  Even more, we’re loving eating them.  There’s something so homey about a fresh, homemade jam made with love.  On toast.  On ice cream.  From a spoon.  Whatever.

My last jam, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, was a big hit in our home.  We finished the jar today!  So it was time for a new one.  And since blueberries seem to be in season, they’re relatively inexpensive which makes them perfect for jam!


Easy Blueberry Jam {A Pretty Life}

With this recipe, you are 2 ingredients away from homemade blueberry jam!  No really, you are.
Just 2 ingredients:  fresh blueberries and sugar.  No pectin, no fillers, no starches.  SO easy.
And it’ll only take you about an hour!
Plus, there’s no need for fussing with having to seal the jars on this jam…it’s a small batch so you can keep it in your fridge for up to 4 weeks, if it lasts that long!


Easy Blueberry Jam {Small Batch Recipe}

This is a small batch of jam, making about 21/2 cups.

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  • wide saucepan or skillet (I like to use a skillet)
  • potato masher
  • spatula or spoon
  • hand blender
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs blueberries, about 6 heaping cups
  • 11/2 cups sugar


  1. Prepare your jars by boiling the lids, rings and jars in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. In a wide saucepan or skillet on low-medium heat, add the blueberries and sugar.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Then use your potato masher to smash up the blueberries and release their juices.
  5. Turn up the heat to medium, then cook the blueberry mixture until it is gently boiling.
  6. Keep cooking, and stirring until the mixture thickens. You must, must stir constantly or your jam will burn. As well the constant stirring will help to prevent the jam from splattering out of the pan. You will likely need to cook the jam for 30 or more minutes.
  7. You will know that the jam is ready when the mixture is thick enough to leave an open trail behind the spoon.
  8. Remove from heat, and let cool completely before serving.
  9. If this jam is too chunky for you, you can use your hand blender to puree it.
  10. Enjoy!


Because the batch of this jam is so small (21/2 to 3 cups), and because this jam can be refrigerated for up to 4 weeks you don’t really need to seal the jars. It’s really just more of a hassle because 4 weeks is plenty of time to finish every last drop of this sweet goodness!



 Enjoy this jam on toast, scones or even ice cream!  Yum.

Easy Blueberry Jam {A Pretty Life}

Have a delicious day!

Here are other homemade jams you might enjoy:
Easy Peach Jam
Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam


  1. Shannon says:

    Oooo this looks great. I am trying this. I have never made jam but I think I can do this!

  2. I’ve never made jam, and I never would have guessed I could do it so easily. I’ll be trying this in the near future! Blueberry jam is my favorite!

  3. Love this recipe…I am sharing one today, too, about like this one…APRICOT….
    and also Strawberry Freezer Jam. It is awesome, too.
    xo bj

  4. Wow I can’t believe that this is just blueberries and sugar!!!!! It looks delicious, I really want to try making some jam this summer, thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

  5. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  6. I found you on pinterest and wow this looks so yummy! And easy! I wish I would have thought of this. I actually love the idea of making my own jams without all the icky stuff. Repinning it and making it soon!

  7. Gorgeous color! I love that it is just blueberries and sugar.

  8. Hi, the jam looks SO good – I’m super keen to make it! Fresh blueberries are quite expensive here in Brisbane (Australia) – would this recipe be as successful if frozen berries were used?

  9. Would it be possible to make several batches and can them? I like to make jam in large batches to have on hand. Thanks!

  10. Hi
    I’ve just made some of this jam and made it just how you suggested, however, i had to ‘google’ it b/c i’d made it before i saw your post and was unsure i’d done it ‘easy’ and effectively!
    Now i feel very reassured!! Thanks for this post :)

  11. Christina says:

    I almost never leave comments on recipe sites, but this jam was AMAZING!!!
    I never realized how easy it was to make! My friend and I went blueberry picking, and this recipe perfectly filled 9 small 4oz jelly jars :)

  12. Hi. I was wondering the same thing as another poster here….can you use frozen blueberries in this recipe? Any information would be helpful. Thank you for your time.

  13. Amanda SC Rivers says:

    I love how simple you have made this and the jars are so easy to dress up and make great lil gifts to my aunts and other family and friends. Thanks for sharing !!!!! I’m going out to my blueberry bush rite now :) .

  14. Phyllis Lovewell says:

    Hi there Jo-Anna
    I am thinking of trying this in a bigger batch and canning.,, what is your thought on this?

  15. This looks great we have an abundance of blueberries this year and wanted to try something simple and really like the chunkier preserves. Question can I take this recipe and can them, if so do you have a link to proper canning with this recipe.
    Thank you

  16. Thank you for this great recipe, I made it today and used organic frozen blue berries, It filled 3 jars 4 oz each. fun and easy to make. I love it, thanks again,

  17. I am preparing my ingredients for a 2nd batch of this jam, only I am going to double it. Pure genius. Thank you for making my life sweeter and easier.

  18. Hi, im looking for an easy recipe and looks like i have found it! i know you say there is no need to seal the jars but would it be ok to preserve them with this recipe anyway?

  19. Hi, found my way here to your site this morning and I love it. Made this wonderful jam (first jar lasted 12 minutes) and am making some more as soon as the blueberries are ready. Our bushes are so full this year that I was running out of things to make with the berries, which is how I found you! Yay and Yum on the jam recipe. Thanks

  20. where did you find the jar from?

    that jar in the picture -thats your jam right?

    where did you buy the jar?

    and where is the lid???


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