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Homemade Blueberry Jam

A 30 minutes or less recipe for making wonderful, homemade blueberry jam using the Ball Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker and recipe booklet.


  • 2 2/3 cups crushed blueberries
  • 3 Tablespoons Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 3 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Clean berries under cool water, then drain thoroughly.
  2. Crush berries one layer at a time using a potato masher. Measure required quantity of crushed berries and remaining ingredients for your recipe; set aside.
  3. Sprinkle pectin evenly over bottom of the Automatic Jam Maker Pot fitted with the Stirrer. Add crushed berries evenly over pectin. Add butter/margarine to help reduce foaming.
  4. Press the jam button – the cook time will automatically default to 21 minutes. Press enter.
  5. Wait 4 minutes for appliance to sound 4 short beeps indicating that it is time to add sugar. Add sugar gradually while Stirrer continues running. Place the Glass Lid on the Pot.
  6. The Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker will continue to automatically stir your ingredients while it cooks. Stay within earshot of the Jam & Jelly Maker, the appliance will beep again at the end of the process signaling jam cooking is complete. Press cancel, unplug the appliance and immediately remove Glass Lid.
  7. Remove stirrer using a pot holder. Skim foam, if necessary, from top of jam.
  8. Preserve the jam immediately.