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Vanilla Blueberry Jam

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

This no-sugar added blueberry jam uses no pectin, but relies on the fruit's natural pectin for thickening. It gets its sweetness from the blueberries themselves and a surprise ingredient - a handful of raisins. Vanilla adds a bit of unexpected flavor depth. This makes a small batch of about 1 1/2 pints.

Homemade No-Sugar Added Vanilla Blueberry Jam

 1 ½ cups blueberries
 ¼ cup raisins
 ¼ cup water
 1 lemon, juiced and grated
 1 tbsp vanilla
 ¼ cup agave (optional)

Place an empty saucer in the freezer.


Combine all ingredients except vanilla into a pot.
Cover and bring to a boil.


Reduce heat to medium, uncover, and allow to cook for about 15 minutes - until most of the liquid is gone.


Place a small spoon of jam onto plate in the freezer. Allow to sit in freezer for a couple of minutes. Touch the jam. If it's gel-like, it's ready. Otherwise, give it a few more minutes on the stove.


When it's ready, stir in vanilla.


Taste for sweetness. If you prefer it sweeter, stir in a little monk fruit or agave syrup. I added about 1/4 cup agave syrup at this point because David likes things a bit sweeter.
Pour into jar and refrigerate. It should stay fresh for a month.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tbsp

Amount Per Serving
Calories 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g

Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Potassium 33mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 0g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 0%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.