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Make a simple homemade blueberry jam with this easy Instant Pot jam recipe. No pectin is needed to make this five ingredient blueberry jam that's ready in about 10 minutes. 

Making homemade jam sounds pretty intimidating especially when you throw in words like “canning.” But making homemade fruit jam is actually very simple. You only need fruit, liquid, sugar, and a thickener.  Just add heat to cook and you've got jam!

The traditional way to thicken jam is to add pectin. But if you don't want to buy pectin, or just want a pectin-free blueberry jam, there are other ways to thicken the jam. One way is to add juice from a fruit with a lot of pectin in it. That's what the lemon juice is for in most jam recipes.

In this blueberry jam, you will also use a little bit of cornstarch to help thicken the jam. Note that without pectin it's difficult to get a thick jelly like texture. This jam is more of a thick fruit compote and it's absolutely perfect for toast, sandwiches, and bread.

Simple Homemade Blueberry Instant Pot Jam Recipe

Add blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice to pressure cooking pot; stir to combine.

Lock the lid in place. Set the top valve to seal.

Select Manual and press the arrows for 3 minutes cook time. The pressure cooker will come to pressure first. Then it will cook for 3 minutes so this step takes more than just 3 minutes.

When beep sounds turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. A natural press is simply turning off the Instant Pot and allowing the steam to release naturally.

After 10 minutes, release any remaining pressure with a quick pressure release by turning the pressure valve to the right or left. Be careful because steam can vent and it's hot! Use a wooden spoon to safely turn the valve to release the steam during a quick pressure release.

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Add to the blueberry jam mixture in pressure cooking pot. Bring the mixture to a boil using the sauté function, stirring constantly. Allow to thicken. Turn off the Instant Pot and allow to cool so you can handle the inside pot.

Put in a storage container and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Simple Homemade Blueberry Instant Pot Jam Recipe


 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Instructions

Add blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice to pressure cooking pot; stir to combine.

Lock the lid in place and select High Pressure and 3 minutes cook time.

When beep sounds turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, release any remaining pressure with a quick pressure release.

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Add to compote in pressure cooking pot.

Bring to a boil using the sauté function, stirring constantly.

Put in a storage container and cool to room temperature.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 855kcal Calories from fat 16
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 10mg 0%
Carbohydrate 220g 73%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 196g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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