Blueberry Wine Jam Recipe: A Twist to Traditional Jam!

Dear food lovers,

Allow me to introduce you to my latest creation, the Blueberry Wine Jam, a perfect recipe for all jam enthusiasts out there. This recipe is a unique combination of sweet and tangy flavors that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

My inspiration for the Blueberry Wine Jam came from my love for wine and berries. I have always been a fan of creating recipes that mix different flavors together. And what better way than to use wine to add an extra dimension of flavor to this delicious jam?

Whether you’re an experienced chef or just starting in the kitchen, this blueberry jam recipe is easy and quick to make. With just a few simple ingredients, including frozen blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice, you’ll have a rich and flavorful jam to enjoy with your morning toast or as a topping on your favorite dessert.

But the possibilities don’t stop there! This Blueberry Wine Jam recipe can also be paired with savory dishes. Think about spreading it on top of a caramelized red onion jam or serving it alongside some grilled meats. The options are endless!

Join me in discovering the beauty of this blueberry chardonnay jam recipe. It’s a perfect addition to your breakfast table and can also be enjoyed as a midday snack or dessert. Trust me; this recipe will become one of your favorites in no time.

Stay tuned for the rest of the article sections that will guide you through making, serving, and storing this delicious Blueberry Wine Jam.


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blueberry Wine Jam
Blueberry Wine Jam

Are you a fan of blueberries and wine? If so, you won’t be able to resist this blueberry wine jam recipe. This is no ordinary jam recipe – it’s a flavor-packed experience that’s both savory and sweet. Let me convince you why you’ll love this recipe.

Firstly, the pairing of blueberries and wine is simply divine. The combination of these two ingredients creates a complexity of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. The wine adds a richness and depth to the jam that can’t be achieved with just sugar and lemon juice.

Secondly, this blueberry wine jam recipe is an excellent way to preserve the freshness of blueberries for year-round enjoyment. You can use fresh or frozen berries, but either way, this jam preserves their natural flavor in the most delicious way.

Thirdly, making this jam is a breeze. It only takes a few simple steps to create a batch of this delectable jam, and you don’t even need any special equipment! All you need is a large pot, a potato masher, and some jars for storing.

Lastly, this blueberry wine jam is incredibly versatile! It’s perfect served on toast for breakfast or as an accompaniment to cheese or charcuterie boards. You can even take it to the next level by using it in savory recipes like adding it to stews or using it as a glaze for meats like pork or chicken.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a low-sugar yet high-flavor jam recipe that’s perfect for all occasions – look no further! This blueberry wine jam recipe has all the qualities needed to make your taste buds sing with delight.

Ingredient List

 Sweeten up your morning toast with some homemade blueberry wine jam!
Sweeten up your morning toast with some homemade blueberry wine jam!


  • 6 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 750 ml beaujolais wine
  • 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered fruit pectin

The ingredient list for this blueberry wine jam recipe is simple and includes just a few important ingredients. This recipe uses fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries as the main ingredient, along with granulated sugar and beaujolais wine for added sweetness and flavor.

In addition, this recipe uses orange juice concentrate, which adds a bright and tangy citrusy note to the jam, along with lemon zest and lemon juice, which help to cut through the sweetness of the jam and add a zesty freshness.

Finally, a small amount of powdered fruit pectin is added to help thicken the jam and set it properly. With these simple ingredients, you can make a delicious, flavorful and incredibly versatile blueberry wine jam that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

The Recipe How-To

 A jar of blueberry wine jam, a perfect gift for any wine lover!
A jar of blueberry wine jam, a perfect gift for any wine lover!

Step 1: gather recipe ingredients

The first thing you need to do to make this blueberry wine jam recipe is to prepare all the necessary ingredients. For this recipe, you will need the following:

  • 8 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups of a dry red wine, such as Beaujolais or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 6 cups of granulated sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 2 teaspoons of fruit pectin
  • 1/3 cup of water

Make sure you have all these ingredients before you proceed to the next step.

Step 2: prep the blueberries

You now need to wash and stem the fresh blueberries or thaw the frozen ones. If you’re using fresh blueberries, rinse them under cool running water and drain. Then, use a potato masher to crush the berries.

Step 3: cook the blueberries

Next, in a large heavy saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the crushed blueberries with the red wine and juice of one lemon. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly.

After that, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated but some is still left for spoon-coating consistency. Depending on how high your heat setting is, this process can take about 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 4: add sugar and zest

Once it has reached spoon-coating consistency, add in six cups of granulated sugar and the zest of two lemons into your pan. Stir well until everything is well combined.

Step 5: cook until fully incorporated

With medium-low heat setting return it to a simmering boil stirring regularly until fully incorporated.

Step 6: add pectin

Add two teaspoons of fruit pectin into the pan and continue to simmer until the jam reaches its desired consistency.

Step 7: test for doneness

To check if it’s done, put a spoonful of blueberry wine jam on a plate and let it cool for several minutes. If your jam became thick enough, then it is ready.

Step 8: cool and store

Turn off the heat and let the jam cool a bit before transferring it to clean, sterile jars. You could store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or keep it in the freezer for up to three months.

Congratulations you made your very own blueberry wine jam!

Substitutions and Variations

 Enjoy the delicious fruity aroma of fresh blueberries mixed with a hint of wine.
Enjoy the delicious fruity aroma of fresh blueberries mixed with a hint of wine.

I know that not everyone has access to the exact ingredients for this blueberry wine jam recipe, so here are a few substitutions and variations that you can try out.

If you don’t have any blueberry wine, then you can use any red or white wine that you have on hand. I would suggest using a fruity wine to pair well with the blueberries. Red wines like Beaujolais or Cabernet Sauvignon would work well, while Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio would be great white wine substitutes.

For the fruit, frozen blueberries work just as well as fresh blueberries. If using frozen blueberries, make sure they are unsweetened and use 4 cups of them in lieu of fresh ones. You can also use other types of berries like raspberries or blackberries for a berry jam instead.

If you want a lower sugar alternative, you can also try using low-sugar powdered fruit pectin instead of regular pectin. You won’t need as much sugar, since the pectin helps thicken and set up fruits naturally.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try some savory variations by adding ingredients like diced red onion for a caramelized red onion jam or orange juice concentrate for a wine orange jam. These jams pair really well with meats like pork or chicken.

Experiment and get creative with your substitutions and variations! Jam-making is always fun and allows room for customization.

Serving and Pairing

 Savor the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness in every bite.
Savor the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness in every bite.

Once you have made this delicious blueberry wine jam, it is time to experience its glory. There are numerous ways to incorporate this jam into your daily diet. Spread it on toast or bagels for breakfast, layer it in between cakes and cupcakes for a fruity twist, or mix it into yogurt or oatmeal for a flavor burst.

When it comes to pairing this wine jam with other dishes, there are plenty of options to explore. You could try pairing it with sharp cheeses like goat cheese or aged cheddar, as the sweet and tangy flavors of the jam complement these beautifully.

For savory applications, the blueberry wine jam works well with grilled meats such as lamb or pork. It also goes well with roasted vegetables like eggplant or carrots since the slight acidity from the lemon juice in the recipe will help cut through any richness from the dish.

When choosing a wine to pair with this blueberry wine jam, you have a few different options depending on your preference. For a sweet and fruity pairing, try enjoying the jam with a dessert wine such as a sweet Riesling or Moscato. If you prefer a dryer flavor profile, then consider pairing it with a light-bodied red such as Chianti or Beaujolais.

Overall, this blueberry wine jam is a versatile condiment that can be enjoyed in many ways. Whether you’re looking for something sweet to spread on toast or want to add a fruity twist to your cooking, this recipe is definitely worth trying out.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Each jar of blueberry wine jam is made with only the freshest ingredients.
Each jar of blueberry wine jam is made with only the freshest ingredients.

Once you’ve whipped up a batch of this sweet and tangy blueberry wine jam, you’ll be able to enjoy it for weeks to come. This jam stores well, so you can make a big batch ahead of time and keep it for later.

To store the jam, transfer it to air-tight jars and refrigerate it once they’ve cooled down. The jam will last up to 3 months in the fridge, but trust me; you won’t be able to help yourself from devouring it before then!

The beauty of this recipe is that it doesn’t require any special equipment or techniques for storing or reheating. Just spoon out the required amount of jam into a bowl and let it sit for a couple of minutes at room temperature before spreading it over toast or topping pancakes.

If the jam has gotten thick in the fridge, heat it up in a microwave-safe bowl for about 15 seconds at a time until it reaches your desired consistency. Stirring occasionally until heated evenly.

You can also use this jam in baking and desserts as a filling or topping. It pairs exceptionally well with baked Brie cheesecake cous-cous pudding.

With its unbeatable flavor and flexibility, this blueberry wine jam is an excellent staple for your breakfast pantry. So go ahead and make that big batch while blueberries are fresh in season!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Drizzle some blueberry wine jam over your favorite ice cream for a fruity dessert.
Drizzle some blueberry wine jam over your favorite ice cream for a fruity dessert.

To achieve perfect results in making this blueberry wine jam recipe, I have compiled helpful tips for you. These tips will help you create a delicious and smooth jam that you can enjoy with family and friends.

First, make sure to use a large pot when cooking the jam as the mixture will bubble up during the boiling process. Stir the mixture constantly to avoid scorching at the bottom.

Second, carefully measure all the ingredients as they play a significant role in achieving perfect consistency and taste. Use fresh ingredients as much as possible, especially fresh blueberries.

Third, take extra precaution when adding sugar to the pot. Adding too much sugar will create a thick jam that could be too sweet or may not set properly. On the other hand, too little sugar may result in a runny jam. Hence, measure your sugar precisely.

Fourth, make sure to add lemon juice to balance out the sweetness of the jam recipe. The acid in lemon juice helps keep flavors fresh and bright.

Fifth, closely follow instructions on cooking times and temperatures indicated in recipes, especially when using powdered fruit pectin for jams with low sugar content like this blueberry wine jam recipe.

Lastly, cool the jam before transferring it into jars or containers to avoid breakage. Always store left-over jams and sauces inside clean air-tight containers in the refrigerator rather than at room temperature.

By following these tips, you’ll get a delightful blueberry wine jam that mirrors savory blueberry sauce recipes. Enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this blueberry wine jam recipe is perfect for any wine lover who wants to experiment with different flavors in their kitchen. It’s an easy recipe that you can make even if you’re not an experienced jam maker! With the combination of frozen blueberries, your favorite wine (whether red or white), and a few other simple ingredients, you can create a delicious jam that’s perfect for spreading on toast or using as a sauce for meats.

This jam recipe is adaptable so that there are variations and substitutions you can make to suit your preferences. If you prefer low sugar, use powdered fruit pectin instead of regular pectin. For a twist on the classic blueberry jam, try making it with Oregon Earliblue blueberries or adding some lemon zest.

One fantastic pairing recommendation for this wine jam is to enjoy it with some creamy cheeses like brie, camembert or goat cheese. Add some crackers or crusty bread, and you’ll have an impressive appetizer that will delight your taste buds.

In the world of jams and sauces recipes, this blueberry wine jam stands out as one of the best recipes ever made by humans. Believe me; I’ve been around for many generations! Make it ahead of time and store it in your fridge or freezer; then share it with your family, friends or neighbors. They will thank you for being such an awesome chef!

So what are you waiting for? Try out this incredible Blueberry Wine Jam recipe today!

Blueberry Wine Jam

Blueberry Wine Jam Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Beverage/Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 half pints
Calories 952.3 kcal


  • 10 ounces frozen blueberries, unsweetened
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups berry wine
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 (1 1/2 ounce) envelopes liquid pectin


  • Prepare jars, lids and bands.
  • Mash thawed blueberries. Mix with sugar, wine, and orange juice concentrate.
  • Cook over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Bring to a boil and let boil very hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and pour in pectin. Stir and skim for 6 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared jars leaving a 1/4" headspace. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Asdjust time according to your altitude.

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Serving: 1703gCalories: 952.3kcalCarbohydrates: 224gProtein: 0.6gFat: 0.1gSodium: 6.9mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 219.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Berries, Easy, Fruit, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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