Blueberry Preserves Recipe

by Trishia Mae Cordova on May 13, 2024

Blueberry Preserves Recipe


Sweeten your mornings, elevate your desserts, or indulge in a spoonful straight from the jar! This easy homemade blueberry preserve recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the delicious taste of fresh blueberries year-round. It's surprisingly simple to make, taking just 30 minutes from prep to finish.


Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 25 min

Serving: 8 jars


What you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest



  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, and blueberries to the saucepan and boil it. Press the blueberries with a potato masher. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Pour the preserved into the sterilized jar.
  • Place mixture into the sterilized jars and process it into the boiling water bath canner for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool it and store it in a dark and cool place.



Calories: 49, Carbohydrates: 12g, Potassium: 11mg, Sugar: 11g


Serving Suggestions:

  • Spread this preserve on toast, waffles, pancakes, or even English muffins for a delightful breakfast or brunch.
  • Enjoy it alongside cheese and crackers for an afternoon snack, or use it as a filling for muffins, scones, or thumbprint cookies.
  • Add a dollop of preserve to plain yogurt for a burst of fruity flavor and sweetness.
  • Warm up some preserve and use it as a glaze for grilled meats or chicken.


Helpful Tips:

  • While frozen blueberries can be used in a pinch, fresh blueberries will yield the best flavor and texture.
  • Don't be afraid to mash the blueberries according to your desired consistency. Like a smoother preserve? Mash away! Prefer a chunkier texture with whole berries? Mash less frequently.
  • The lemon juice helps to enhance the flavor of the blueberries and also acts as a natural preservative.
  • Be sure to follow proper canning procedures to ensure the safe storage of your preserve.


Enjoy this delicious homemade blueberry preserve all year long!

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