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Blueberry Lavender Jam

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Blueberry lavender jam is the perfect jam to add to your breakfast oatmeal, yogurt, or toast!

Do you ever have one of those weekends with some of your favorite girl friends that you never want to end? I was so lucky this weekend to have two of my favorite bloggers in town and staying with me. I honestly don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard and had the most amazing of conversations. I love that when you have really good girl friends, you can literally talk about anything and admit your secrets and not get judged or get real blunt advice. Oh and not to mention, when you have food blogger friends in town, the FOOD you eat is amazing. I got to try two new restaurants that have been on Jason and I’s DC-restaurant bucket list and I got to visit this market that I would never go out of my way to go to if it weren’t for having foodie friends in town. I really wish this weekend didn’t end so quickly. Real girl friends are ones that you never get sick of and never want to leave. Those friendships are the ones that last a lifetime.

After they left, another group of girl friends from college came over for lunch (I was seriously in an entertaining mood this weekend – I told you I was getting better about this!). These group of girls are another one of those ‘never tire’ group of friends. We all were in the same Chinese class all through college and have stayed in touch six years later. I treasure friendships like these. It’s hard to get together because we’ve all got such busy lives, but we are really trying to get together once every quarter and we just pick up where we left off. It makes me smile and really makes my heart full to know I have these kind of friendships in my life. It’s really what you need. Genuine friendships. Remember in high school, it was all about how many friends you had on Facebook? The older I get, the more I realize it’s not the quantity, but it’s always the quality.

Blueberry lavender jam is the perfect jam to add to your breakfast oatmeal, yogurt, or toast!

Blueberry lavender is one of my favorite flavor combinations. If you haven’t, you should check out my blueberry lavender cake that I made a couple years ago and give that a go. However, if you don’t have the patience to make a cake, this blueberry lavender jam should quench your blueberry lavender thirst. The color, just like my blackberry lemon jam, is stunning. We love putting this on our Greek yogurt every morning with some granola and fresh fruit. It turns the yogurt into the most beautiful shade of purple :)

Blueberry lavender jam is the perfect jam to add to your breakfast oatmeal, yogurt, or toast!

Blueberry lavender jam is the perfect jam to add to your breakfast oatmeal, yogurt, or toast!
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Blueberry Lavender Jam
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Blueberry lavender jam is the perfect jam to add to your breakfast oatmeal, yogurt, or toast!
Servings: 16
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon, see note
  • 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add blueberries, sugar, and juice of 1 lemon.
  2. Cook down the blueberries until they reduce down and start to burst, stirring often. Turn down the heat to medium-low and use the back of a wooden spoon or spatula to press the blueberries against the side of the pot to burst the berries.
  3. Once the blueberries have reduced down and the mixture has thickened, about 30 minutes, remove pot from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the lavender essential oil and stir to incorporate.
  5. Evenly divide jam mixture into mason jars and store in fridge for up to two months.
Recipe Notes

The fresh lemon juice will help thicken the mixture because of its natural pectin. If you don't like the consistency of this jam, you can add pectin powder to thicken up the jam some more.

You'll want to add the lavender essential oil into the mixture when it's cooled because otherwise the heat will destroy the benefits of the oil.

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Posted on April 13, 2015

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  1. 04/13/2015 at 8:17 am

    Delicious!

    Thanks for sharing

    With love, Hayley x

  2. 04/13/2015 at 8:57 am

    Adding lavender to blueberry jam sounds so good!

  3. 04/13/2015 at 8:59 am

    Two things I love the most, I am sure I will like them :) should try asap!

  4. 04/13/2015 at 9:13 am

    That color… gorgeous!! I always love that blueberry anything always turns a fun shade of purple. So pretty! So glad you guys had an amazing time this weekend!! :)

  5. 04/13/2015 at 9:19 am

    Sounds like you had quite the weekend! Good girlfriends are the best. And this lavender jam sounds amazing!!

  6. 04/13/2015 at 10:02 am

    I love the lavender flavor in this! So beautiful!

  7. 04/13/2015 at 10:16 am

    lucky girl- friendships like that are to be treasured :) this jam is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. 04/13/2015 at 10:54 am

    Your weekend pictures on IG were adorable. And THIS JAM! I made a blueberry lavender jam years ago and it was the best jam flavor I’ve had since. Yours looks killer!

  9. 04/13/2015 at 11:19 am

    Gorgeous and so tasty! I love the lavender in this

  10. 04/13/2015 at 12:49 pm

    This looks phenomenal! I must try!

  11. 04/13/2015 at 3:17 pm

    Looks great, Julie! I’m a huge fan of jam for breakfast lately, and I was already craving for some new tastes :)

  12. 04/13/2015 at 4:53 pm

    Would canning this in smaller jars destroy the essential oil?

    • Julie
      04/14/2015 at 12:26 pm

      It shouldn’t! If it’s a quick dip in the hot water, you should be fine.

  13. 04/14/2015 at 7:42 am

    I’m so glad that you got to spend some quality time with good friends. :) This jam looks delicious.

  14. 04/14/2015 at 1:57 pm

    I miss my blueberry bushes. We plan to plant them on our “farm” but it isn’t a “priority”.
    Hopefully there are some u-pick blueberry fields around here.

  15. 04/15/2015 at 9:25 am

    Gorgeous jam with a wonderful flavor profile and color! What would life be without fresh, homemade jam and lifelong gal pals? So many applications for this lovely jam, too. Thank you for sharing another great recipe, Julie!

  16. 04/15/2015 at 1:12 pm

    I lovemaking jam. I’m making a blueberry lemon jam as wedding favors. The lavender in this sounds awesome.

  17. 04/15/2015 at 2:27 pm

    Beautiful! Yummm.

  18. 04/15/2015 at 6:32 pm

    So pretty, love the lavender in this!

  19. 04/23/2015 at 6:38 am

    This + some scones … I’m all over it.

  20. CONNIE
    07/14/2015 at 1:24 pm

    Do you think I can substitute and use lavender sugar (sugar with lavender buds in it)? Thanks.

    • Julie
      07/14/2015 at 8:45 pm

      No, it definitely will not be the same. Lavender essential oil is very potent and it would take sooo many lavender buds to even compare. You probably wouldn’t even be able to taste the lavender if you used the lavender sugar.

  21. Christina
    05/07/2016 at 11:47 am

    looking for pairing suggestions just picked up since of this from a local canner

    • Julie
      05/09/2016 at 7:28 am

      Hi Christina, pairing suggestions meaning wine or what to put the jam on?

  22. 05/22/2016 at 4:13 am

    Hey , I love the sound of this jam and will definitely have a go :) but does the jam whilst cooking need to achieve a certain temperature? Jam Thermometer ?
    xx

    • Julie
      05/23/2016 at 7:36 am

      I just heat it up until it’s warm/hot. I didn’t use a jam thermometer or anything.

  23. Joanna
    03/24/2017 at 6:07 am

    Can’t wait to make this, sounds delicious. My SNL loves blueberries and I think the lavender addition takes it over the top. May try a batch with blackberries also – my favorite. Just wondering what size Mason/canning jars to get. Thank you!

    • Julie
      03/26/2017 at 8:57 am

      Mine were 8 ounce jars but you could get larger if you wanted!

      • Joanna
        03/28/2017 at 3:12 am

        Thank you.

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