Basic Blueberry Jam

Prep Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 1


  • 600 g firm blueberries
  • 400 g white sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 x 450ml jars


  • Wash the blueberries
  • Place the blueberries, sugar and lemon juice into the Russell Hobbs Dualchef pot.
  • Select the Canning function, as the sugar crystals slowly dissolves, start stirring with a wooden spoon from time to time.
  • As the sugar starts to melt and the fruit warms up, take a potato masher to mash the blueberries, leaving some whole if desired.
  • Once the sugar has completely dissolved, allow the mixture to come to a boil, while continuing to stir.
  • Remove the pot and test with a few drops of the jam on a frozen saucer and place in the fridge for a minute. Push your finger through the jam to see if it forms a crinkle and is gel like, this indicates it is ready. Otherwise, boil for another couple of minutes and repeat the process until ready
  • Pour the jam in a sterilised hot jar using a small ladle or jam funnel.
  • Place lid and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer before serving. Then enjoy with your favourite bread.
  • Chef’s tip: Serve with pancakes or any bread of your choice
  • Sterilise the jars by washing in hot soapy water or take straight from dishwasher, fill with boiling water, empty the jar, place it in the oven for 20 minutes at 140°C then leave in oven until jam is ready. Washed lids should be sterilised with boiling water and then left to drain.

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