This blueberry refrigerator jam recipe is going to be the easiest jam you’ve ever made! Packed full of healthy antioxidants and bursting with flavor this refrigerator jam recipe just might be your new go-to spread. I think you’ll love the chia seeds. They firm up the jam and add nutritional benefits. Don’t worry, these seeds don’t add a lot of crunch to the jam.
What could make it better? Well this blueberry refrigerator jam recipe has minimal sweetener, unlike most canned jams. It is even Paleo “legal”! 😉
I like to whip up a small batch before bed so it is ready for breakfast. Or make it the same day and serve it warm on pancakes or waffles. I like mixing into some homemade yogurt. I’m sure you’ll find lots of uses for this quick and easy refrigerator jam recipe.
Blueberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe
This recipe will make just enough to fill up 2 of the 1/2 pint jelly jar. Remember this goes right to the refrigerator, not on the shelf. You should be able to keep it 7 – 10 days, if it lasts that long. So why are we still talking? Let’s make some jam!
Blueberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe – Ingredients
Be sure to see the variations below.
- 3 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed first)
- 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (optional)
- Clean 1/2 pint mason jar and lid
- Canning funnel
Blueberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe – Directions
- Add your blueberries and maple syrup to a medium pot
- Bring to a medium-low simmer, allowing the blueberries to soften, for about 5 minutes (stirring often)
- Don’t get this to a hard boil or you’ll end up with rock hard blueberry candy…trust me
- Stir in the chia seeds
- I like to use a whisk so it is thoroughly mixed and breaks down the berries a bit
- Keep the heat at medium-low
- Cook the mixture until it thickens, about 10 minutes
- Remember to keep stirring, you don’t want it to stick
- Once it thickens, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract
- Use your funnel to fill your mason jar
- Refrigerate and enjoy!
Refrigerator Jam Recipe – Variations
- Instead of blueberries, try raspberries or strawberries
- Use honey instead of the maple syrup
- Skip the vanilla and add in 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice