Bourbon Blueberry Jam (with Canning Video)

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This wonderful Bourbon Blueberry Jam is filled with flavor and you’ll love this preserve recipe!

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Bourbon Blueberry Jam

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
A delicious blueberry jam laced with bourbon flavor. This recipe makes 5-6 half pint jars.
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 40 minutes
Course Jelly and Jams
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 90 kcal


  • 2 quarts blueberries
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 c bottled lemon juice
  • 4 c sugar
  • 1/4 c bourbon


  • Combine the blueberries and water in a non-reactive pot.
  • Cook and stir the berries over medium high heat and slowly bring it to a boil. As the berries cook, crush them to release the juices.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice.
  • Continue to cook and stir the mixture until it begins to thicken.
  • Stir in the bourbon.
  • Continue to cook and stir the jam until it reaches the gel stage.
  • Remove the jam from the heat and let it rest a few minutes, stirring periodically.
  • Ladle the jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace.
  • Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp cloth that is dipped in white vinegar.
  • Center lids on the jars and place a ring on, finger tight.
  • Place the jars in a hot water bath or steam canner.
  • Process the jars for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, remove the lid of the canner and let the jars rest for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the jars to a lined, draft-free surface.
  • Let the jars sit overnight, or up to 24 hours.
  • Remove the rings, test the seals, and label your jars.
  • Store the unopened jars in your pantry.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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6 thoughts on “Bourbon Blueberry Jam (with Canning Video)”

  1. I tried your recipe on blueberries I had in the freezer from my 2020 harvest. The jam came out tasting very good, but the whole/partial pieces of blueberries were kinda tough. (Not leather tough, but like a squishy candy.) Hard to describe. Was it because of the older harvest or do you think I cooked the jam too long or is that normal?
    Also, since, I’ve read other recipes that have alot more (even double the amount) sugar in them. I enjoy the less sweet more blueberry flavor, but is it safe for long term preservation?

    • The berries do tend to keep some texture.
      Most jam recipes that have the large quantities of sugar, have that so that the jam gels. This is a thinner recipe, and so it can go with less sugar. It is stills safe to store when processed.

  2. This is the first time making jam so I referred to a canning book – gel stage is 220 deg. I did forget to let the batch rest before ladling bb into jars, but they look like it came out great!!


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