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Yummy Superfood Blueberry Jam, Sauce or Syrup

by Shirley
Blueberry Jam or Sauce Recipe

Homemade blueberry jam, sauce, and syrup made of wild blueberry and “sugar in the raw” are so yummy, easy & quick to make, super nutritious, and incredibly versatile.

You can enjoy it as a fruit jam after mashing them toward the end of cooking and adding a tiny of grass-fed beef gelatin to thicken the whole thing. Or, skip this step and simply use the whole candied blueberry as your favorite blueberry pie filling while taking advantage of the juice left behind and using it as an all-natural wholesome blueberry syrup.

Blueberry Jam or Sauce Recipe

This homemade all-natural wholesome superfood wild blueberry syrup is one of my favorites. I use it as a topping to add to my plain organic greek yogurt to make a homemade blueberry greek yogurt. I also use it as a dipping sauce while I’m enjoying the superfood Chinese Toon Eggcake.

Maine’s Wild Blueberry Fun Facts

Blueberry is an amazing superfood that is rich in countless nutrients including but not limited to vitamins, mostly notably Vitamin C and K, and minerals such as manganese. They also contain powerful antioxidants, thus believed to be one of the most effective anti-aging food.

Additionally, research also indicated blueberry can help lower blood pressure and improve heart and brain function and health.

I am already a big fan of blueberry and was pleased to discover Maine’s wild blueberry while our family was vacationing in Maine’s Acadia National Park in the summer of 2022.

discovered Maine's wild blueberry while family vacationing in Maine
Family Vacation in Maine’s Acadia National Park, Picking Wild Blueberry

Compared to regular blueberries, Maine’s wild blueberries are much smaller and the bushes are shorter too. Nevertheless, as you can imagine, it contains way more condensed nutrients, like 2X antioxidants compared to regular blueberries.

The wild blueberry is truly one of Maine’s local delicacies. By the way, I absolutely enjoyed the other delicacy – the freshly caught lobsters during the vacation too. Ha Ha!

The unique ecosystem in Maine, such as the glacial soils, provides a nice home to these remarkable wild blueberries. They are truly everywhere, covering the landscape like a carpet, on mountains, coastal lines, etc. We had so much fun picking the wild blueberries while hiking on Cadilac Mountain and Acadia Trail.

family hiking at Acadia Trail {Acadia National Park in Maine}
A family hiking at Acadia Trail in summer 2022 {Acadia National Park in Maine}

I was overjoyed to discover instant frozen Maine’s wild blueberries available after I came back from vacation. I stocked up loads of them in the freezer knowing they are seasonal products and only available during the summer.

How to make blueberry Jam, Sauce, and Syrup at home easy and nutritious way?

Tip No.1 is to boil blueberries together with turbinado sugar in a hard-anodized pan with a lid first

No need to add water or anything else, just blueberries and turbinado sugar, also known as “Sugar In the Raw“. A quality hard-anodized pan has a superb non-stick function, which is useful as the blueberry sauce becomes sticky as the cooking goes on.

Turn the heat to medium and cover the pan with a lid so as to soften the blueberries faster while maintaining the liquid/moisture that comes out of the blueberries.

wild blueberries and turbinado sugar in the hard andozied frying pan

Tip No.2 is to remove the lid and cook for additional time to caramelize blueberry jam or sauce

For 4 cups of frozen blueberries, cook for about 7 minutes with the lid covered, or till the whole thing is feverishly boiling. After that, remove the lid, use a silicone spatula to fold and mix the whole thing and let it cook for another 5 minutes or so.

If you are using fresh blueberries, then you will need a little less time.

cooking blueberry with turnidado sugar in the pan

Tip No.3 is to decide whether you’d like blueberry jam or blueberry sauce and syrup

At this, decide whether you’d like blueberry jam or blueberry sauce with blueberry syrup.

For blueberry jam, wait for it to cool to room temperature, and then add to a blender to blend to smooth. Add the mixture back to the frying pan, sprinkle 1/2 tsp grass-fed beef gelatin powder, and turn the heat to medium. Cook until the mixture thickens while using a silicone spatula to continuously fold everything together.

If you like blueberry sauce with blueberry syrup, then you are done here. Bottle the whole thing in a glass bottle and store it in the refrigerator.

Enjoy a super nutritious and yummy blueberry treat! Using the whole candied wild blueberry to make a blueberry pie is one of my favorite ways!

wild blueberry in the freshly made pie crust
Blueberry Jam or Sauce Recipe

Blueberry Jam or Sauce Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 16 minutes

Blueberry jam or sauce made of wild blueberries and "sugar in the raw" is so yummy, easy, quick, super nutritious, and incredibly versatile.

Ingredients

  • 480 g frozen or fresh blueberries, about 4 cups, wild blueberries preferred
  • 100 g turbinado sugar, also known as "sugar in the raw"
  • 1/2 tsp gelatin powder, grass-fed beef gelatin preferred, optional, see notes

Instructions

  • Turn the heat to medium, and combine the frozen wild blueberries and turbinado sugar in a hard anodized frying pan.
    wild blueberries and turbinado sugar in the hard andozied frying pan
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 7 minutes.
    cook blueberry with sugar in the fry pan
  • Remove the lid, use a silicone spatula to scrape syrup off the sides of the pan, fold to mix everything well together, and cook for another 5 - 7 minutes, or till the sugar is caramelized when golden-shade bubbles are formed.
  • Fold and mix from time to time to ensure even cooking.
    cooking blueberry with turnidado sugar in the pan
  • If you like blueberry sauce with whole candied blueberries, then you are done here. Store the whole thing in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  • See below for making a blueberry jam.

For Making Blueberry Jam:

  • Wait for it to cool to room temperature and then add to a blender to blend to smooth.
  • Add the blueberry mixture back to the frying pan, sprinkle 1/2 tsp gelatin, turn the heat to medium, continuously fold and mix until it thickens.

Notes

  • If you are using fresh blueberries, then you may need a little less time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 5gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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