Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

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Are you ready to elevate your breakfast game with a dollop of homemade goodness? Look no further than this Instant Pot Blueberry Jam recipe! With just two simple ingredients – juicy blueberries and sweet honey – you can whip up a batch of this irresistible jam in no time. Forget about store-bought versions loaded with artificial additives and preservatives – making your own jam at home is easier than you might think, especially with the help of your trusty Instant Pot. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to transform those fresh blueberries into a delectable spread that will have your taste buds singing with delight!

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

As a devoted breakfast enthusiast, I understand the importance of starting your day on a delicious note. There’s something incredibly satisfying about spreading homemade jam on a warm slice of toast or drizzling it over a stack of fluffy pancakes. Plus, the aroma of simmering blueberries filling your kitchen is simply irresistible – it’s like a culinary symphony for the senses! Whether you’re a seasoned jam maker or a newbie in the kitchen, this Instant Pot Blueberry Jam recipe is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire. So, let’s dive into the delightful world of homemade jam-making and discover just how easy it can be to create your own batch of fruity goodness!

My love for homemade jam had simple but delicious beginnings. One of my favorite recipes is this yummy mixed berry jam.

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

Blueberry jam holds a special place in my heart, evoking fond memories of lazy summer days spent picking plump, ripe berries with loved ones. There’s something magical about transforming those fresh, sun-kissed berries into a sweet spread that captures the essence of the season. With just two simple ingredients – juicy blueberries and golden honey – this recipe celebrates the natural flavors of the fruit, allowing their sweetness to shine through with every spoonful. Whether you’re preserving a bountiful harvest or simply craving a taste of summer year-round, this Instant Pot Blueberry Jam is the perfect way to savor the season’s bounty in a jar.

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

2 Ingredient Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

As someone who cherishes homemade treats and the joy they bring to family and friends, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that offer both simplicity and deliciousness. That’s why I was thrilled to discover this Instant Pot Blueberry Jam recipe. Not only does it require minimal ingredients and effort, but it also yields a jam that’s bursting with vibrant flavor and vibrant color. Plus, making it in the Instant Pot means less time spent hovering over a hot stove and more time enjoying the fruits of your labor. Whether you’re a seasoned jam maker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

What Will You Love About Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

There’s so much to love about Instant Pot Blueberry Jam! First and foremost, its simplicity – with just two ingredients and a few easy steps, you can whip up a delicious batch of homemade jam in no time. The natural sweetness of ripe blueberries paired with the rich flavor of honey creates a jam that’s bursting with fruity goodness and just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, using the Instant Pot makes the process quick and convenient, with no need for lengthy stovetop simmering or constant stirring. With its vibrant color and irresistible taste, this homemade blueberry jam is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Spread it on toast, swirl it into yogurt, or use it as a topping for pancakes and waffles – the possibilities are endless!

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

How Long Does it Take for Blueberry Jam to Set

The setting time for blueberry jam can vary depending on several factors, including the amount of pectin naturally present in the fruit and the cooking method used. Typically, blueberry jam will begin to set as it cools after cooking, but it may take several hours or even overnight for it to reach its final consistency. Adding additional pectin or using a longer cooking time can help speed up the setting process. It’s also important to remember that the jam will continue to thicken as it cools, so don’t be alarmed if it seems runny while still hot. Allow the jam to cool completely before testing its consistency and transferring it to storage containers.

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

How to Store Your Blueberry Jam 

  1. Refrigeration: Transfer the blueberry jam to clean, airtight containers once it has cooled to room temperature. Glass jars with tight-fitting lids work well. Store the jars in the refrigerator to prolong the jam’s freshness. Properly refrigerated, homemade blueberry jam can last for up to 3 to 4 weeks.
  2. Freezing: If you want to store the blueberry jam for longer periods, consider freezing it. Use freezer-safe containers or resealable freezer bags to prevent freezer burn. Leave some space at the top of the container or bag to allow for expansion during freezing. Frozen blueberry jam can maintain its quality for up to 6 months.
  3. Labeling: Always label the containers with the date the jam was made to keep track of its freshness. Additionally, you may want to note any added ingredients or special instructions for use.
  4. Thawing: When you’re ready to use the frozen blueberry jam, transfer it to the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Alternatively, you can thaw it more quickly by placing the container in a bowl of cold water, changing the water periodically until the jam has thawed completely.

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

Do Blueberries have Pectin

Yes, blueberries naturally have a lot of pectin. That is why you will find this jam sets up rather well on its own without needing added ingredients. 

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

How Long Does Blueberry Jam Last 

If you choose to can your jam; you can expect it to last up to 2 years. This means you can, with a hot water bath, and then store in a pantry that is cool and dry. Once you open the jam, it can last up to three months opened in the fridge. 

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

How to Thicken Blueberry Jam 

If your jam isn’t thick enough for your liking always add in some chia seeds. This is an excellent thickener for your jam that will also add more health benefits to your tasty jam! I like the jam as it is, but you can always thicken it to fit your preference. 

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

Tips & Tricks

  1. Choose ripe, fresh blueberries: The flavor of your jam will greatly depend on the quality of your berries. Opt for plump, juicy blueberries that are ripe and sweet for the best results.
  2. Thicken the jam to your liking: If your jam is not thick enough after the initial cooking time, you can continue to simmer it on the sauté mode until it reaches your desired consistency. Keep in mind that the jam will thicken further as it cools.
  3. Store properly: Once the jam has cooled completely, transfer it to a clean, airtight jar and store it in the refrigerator. Properly stored, the jam should last for several weeks.

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

How Do You Seal Jam Jars Without A Canner 

If you don’t have a canner, there are alternative methods you can use to seal jam jars effectively:

  1. Water bath method: While not as efficient as using a dedicated canner, you can still use a large stockpot or deep saucepan to create a water bath for sealing your jam jars. Place a rack or kitchen towel on the bottom of the pot to prevent direct contact between the jars and the pot’s surface. Fill the pot with enough water to cover the jars by at least one inch. Once you’ve filled and sealed the jars with jam, carefully lower them into the water bath using jar lifters or tongs. Bring the water to a gentle boil and process the jars for the recommended time specified in your jam recipe. After processing, remove the jars from the water bath and let them cool completely. As they cool, you should hear the distinctive “ping” sound of the lids sealing.
  2. Oven method: Another option is to seal jam jars in the oven. Preheat your oven to a temperature of around 250°F (121°C). Place your filled and lidded jars on a baking sheet or in a shallow baking dish, making sure they’re spaced apart and not touching each other. Place the jars in the preheated oven and allow them to heat for about 20-30 minutes. This process helps create a vacuum seal as the jam inside the jars expands and then contracts as it cools. After the jars have been in the oven for the specified time, carefully remove them and let them cool at room temperature. Check the lids to ensure they have sealed properly before storing the jars.
  3. Inversion method: This method involves filling your jars with jam, sealing them with lids and rings, and then immediately turning them upside down on a clean kitchen towel or countertop. Leave the jars inverted for about 5-10 minutes before turning them right side up again. As the jars cool, a vacuum is created inside, which helps to seal the lids. This method is simpler but may not be as reliable as the water bath or oven methods for ensuring a secure seal.

Regardless of the sealing method you choose, it’s essential to follow proper sanitation practices when preparing and filling your jam jars to prevent contamination and spoilage. Always use clean jars, lids, and utensils, and process the jars promptly after filling to maintain the quality and safety of your homemade jam.

If you plan on keeping your jam for a while, you will want to practice safe canning methods.  I do recommend that you read up on Home Canning: Keep Your Family Safe!

instant pot blueberry jam

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam
Yield: 8 8

Instant Pot Blueberry Jam

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Delicious homemade blueberry jam made right in your instant pot in no time at all.  2 beautifully healthy ingredients make this deliciousness.  

Ingredients

  • 1 qt blueberries
  • 1 ½ cups honey

Instructions

  1. Place the honey in the pot of your instant pot and turn on sauté.
  2. Heat until honey is melted, it should take 1-2 minutes
  3. Add in washed blueberries and stir to coat.
  4. Manual high pressure for 2 minutes
  5. Do a natural release
  6. Turn your pot on sauté mode once more and let the water boil off. This took about 10 minutes for fresh berries.
  7. After your jam is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from the pot and place in a jar. Let cool completely and store in the refrigerator and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Sodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 2gSugar: 63gProtein: 1g

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28 Comments

  1. I’ve made this and at first the jam has a very distinct honey flavor that overpowers the blueberry flavor. However, the longer it sits in the fridge the better the flavor develops and the blueberry flavor really comes through. I loved the simplicity of this recipe and it also makes a lot – I’d say more than 8 servings. I yielded 2 pint jars of this jam. I can’t wait to make strawberry next.

  2. Can I use this same recipe to make other jams such as blackberry, raspberry or strawberry with frozen fruit? And does it thicken up?

    1. Yes it should work fine. If you search on my blog, I do have recipes for other flavors. Just search instant pot jam. 🙂

  3. How long does the natural release take? I’m new to my instant pot, and this is my second time making jam. However, I don’t remember natural release in my previous recipe!

    1. It can take up to 15 minutes. You can safely release any remaining pressure after 15 minutes as well and it still be considered a natural release.

  4. Can we maybe use half honey half granulated sugar? The sugar will probably end up melting with the honey..

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