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Easy Nectarine Blueberry Freezer Jam ~ get out the easy button because this delicious no-cook jam is as simple as it gets with unpeeled, diced nectarines and blueberries.
I held a pie class at the house last weekend with my daughter Allie and her next door neighbor Ashley. They both wanted to make our Nectarine Blueberry Pie recipe posted here a few weeks ago. Allie made a lattice crust and Ashley used star cookie cutters and both turned out beautiful! Their husbands were thrilled and pie was devoured, and both young mothers got to leave their little ones at home and enjoy a few hours away!
We had a few nectarines and blueberries leftover from the pie making extravaganza, so jam is the first thing that came to my mind. I already knew these two fruits would be wonderful together and since the nectarines were super ripe at this point, jam happened!
This recipe is as easy as it gets. Dice 3 1/2 cups of nectarines then combine with instant powdered pectin (see info below), sugar, lemon juice and some spices. Stir for 3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Fold in the blueberries and spoon into jars. That’s it! The fresh nectarine flavor shines in each spoonful of this delicious jam.
This Easy Nectarine Blueberry Jam will keep for up to a year in the freezer, or 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator. I like storing jam in small jars that are a great size for gifting and hiding in the back of the freezer!
And of course I like a little biscuit with my jam!
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons instant powdered pectin (I used Ball)
- 3 1/2 cups small diced nectarines (do not peel)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
- dash of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
Combine the sugar and pectin in a large mixing bowl. Add the nectarines, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla bean paste. Stir to combine, then continuing stirring for 3 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved. Gently fold in the wild blueberries.
Spoon the jam into jars leaving a 1/2 inch space at the top to allow for expansion when frozen. Seal and set aside for 30 minutes before freezing.
Jam will stay delicious for up to 1 year in the freezer or 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
Base recipe adapted from the 2017 Jams & Jellies Special interest publication for Better Homes & Gardens
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Here are a few more of our favorite jam recipes:
Once you find some extra tomatoes, you have to make this incredible Spicy Summer Tomato Jam. This not-too-sweet jam is out of this world delicious on a grilled cheese sandwich. A must make this summer!
Another one of our all time favorites is this Easy Small-Batch Strawberry Jam made with only three ingredients! So delicious and you can’t go wrong with Grand Marnier 🙂
Check out our favorite Weck jars and the instant powdered pectin used to make this jam (click on the photos for more information):
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Looking for more Summer jam recipes? Don’t miss this beautiful Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam from The View from Great Island. And, summer wouldn’t be summer without a delicious batch of Homemade Peach Jam from Barefeet in the Kitchen. Finally, don’t let the season get away without making some Easy Blueberry Freezer Jam from She Wears Many Hats!
I spent a few days at the beach last week and it was really nice to get away. I met my husband’s sister-in-law Rita at Myrtle Beach and had a wonderful time. We never even turned on the television during our stay so I guess that means we talked a lot. I read an entire book, ate way too much and walked on the beach. Such a nice break. Hope you get one too! Thanks so much for stopping by!