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One of my most used small kitchen appliances is my bread machine. Its uses are multifaceted and it takes the guess work out of bread recipes for amateur and wannabe bakers that have just begun dipping their toe into bread making. When I realized there was a jam setting on mine, I got really excited. First, I used the setting to create a strawberry jam. It was so good, that I've made it multiple times since. More recently, I had a 18 oz carton of blueberries a few days away from going bad, and I decided to try my hand at creating a blueberry jam recipe. We used it as a topping for our sourdough pancakes. With just 3 ingredients and the bread machine doing most of the work, it was a no-fuss process.
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe:
Bread Machine with Jam setting
18 oz of fresh or frozen blueberries
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of lime juice
1. Rinse and strain your blueberries and empty into bread machine pan.
2. Add 2 cups of sugar
3. Add 1/4 cup of lime juice
The lime juice was not intentionally planned. In my strawberry jam recipe, I used pectin. However, when I went to check my cabinet, I was completely out. Pectin is what causes the fruit to "gel" and become a jam. Fruit naturally contains pectin, and adding citrus will help in this process. So, I decided to add some lemon juice. The only problem was that I also didn't have any lemon juice-so lime, it was.
4. Hit the jam setting and operate per your bread machine's manual
5. Once the machine has stopped stirring, occasionally stir and crush blueberries with a fork. Be careful while doing this as the bread machine will be hot.
6. After the program has completed, transfer jam to a shallow dish and allow to cool at room temperature for 3 hours.
7. Chill in fridge overnight.
I love when people send me pictures of their plates when they use my recipes. If you decide to make this jam, post a picture of it on your bread, ice cream, pancakes, etc. and tag me (my social media accounts can be found using the social media icons below) so I can see how you like to use your jam!
Savor the moment,
Natalie from Deerwood + Jones