I have this jam in my refrigerator at all times. It’s the staple of all staples for me. If you’ve ever read any of my What I Eat In A Day posts, seen any of my breakfast bowls on Instagram, or basically ever had a conversation with me, there’s a really high chance I’ve referenced this homemade jam. And while its first appearance was in my “PB&J” Chia Seed Parfait where I gave a brief rundown of how I make it, I figured since I reference it so frequently it should have its own special post. So here we are! Forewarning: this is hardly a recipe. It’s barely squeezed itself into that category because it’s so ridiculously simple. But man oh man, it is so good. I wanted to make a joke somewhere in there about this jam being “my jam,” but it just didn’t fit. At least it’s here now. Anyway.
Easy Homemade Jam
- 12 ounce bag organic frozen blueberries
- 12 ounce bag organic frozen strawberries
Place a small pot on low-medium heat.
Pour bags of frozen berries into the pot. Leave and let the berries break down for about an hour until bubbly.
Stir, smashing any bits of berry with a fork or potato masher, and reduce heat to low. Let the berries cook down, around 5-10 minutes, until a thick jam has formed.
Remove from heat and store in the refrigerator in an airtight jar!
Any berries will do! No need to use strawberries & blueberries, but the combination is nice. Any amount of berries is welcome, the instructions are the same, only a larger batch will take more time and a smaller batch less.
Feel free to add a sweetener like honey if you like, but I find it perfectly sweet without it.