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Blueberry Date Jam

February 27, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by AnnieCate
  • Makes 1 heaping cup
Author Notes

This two-ingredient jam is a breeze to make and comes together in less than 20 minutes. It requires no pectin, sugar thermometer, or otherwise. The results are smooth and thick, almost fudgey. You can easily substitute raspberries if you wish, just cut the cooking time by a minute or two. This jam an excellent baking jam because it will not spill over. You can overstuff jam cookies and tarts with abandon. —AnnieCate

What You'll Need
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 6 cups frozen Maine blueberries (about 24 oz of blueberries)
  1. Place blueberries (do not thaw ahead of time) and dates in a medium saucepan. Cover.
  2. Turn heat to medium and cook, covered, for about 10-14 minutes. Start peaking at it at 10 minutes. If the berries already look quite wrinkled and reduced, it's go time.
  3. Uncover and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 3-5 additional minutes. Use a wooden spoon. You'll know that it's done when you pull the spoon across the bottom of the pan and the mix does not return to that spot (aka, you will still be able to see the path the spoon made on the bottom of the pan)
  4. If you have an immersion blender, you can puree the mix right away. If you don't have an immersion blender, wait for the mix to cool before pureeing to a smooth, even consistency.
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2 Reviews

claudeandre July 28, 2023
very easy to make and delicious. Thinking the combination of blueberries and dates alone would be cloying, I add lemon zest and a pinch of salt to give it a bit of zip. I will make this recipe again.
jeff February 19, 2019
Just curious - could you make bigger batches of this and freeze???