Living on my own, I realized I couldn't actually finish an entire container of blueberries before it went bad. So I ate half the container and decided to be thrifty and make a little single half-jar of jam with the other half. Here’s how to make your very own supply of old-fashioned blueberry jam. Hot tip: it’s super good on pancakes!
1 or 1 1/2 cups blueberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Mix the sugar and blueberries together in a small saucepan using a wooden spoon. Turn on the heat to medium-low. Mash up the berries as best as you can with the spoon (it will get easier as the berries heat up). Turn the heat up to medium-high and stir constantly. Don’t get splattered! After about ten minutes, turn the heat down to medium-low and keep stirring. The jam is done when it coats the back of the spoon in a thick layer and it looks like heated jam. Pour it into a jar, cover it, and stick it in the fridge to cool.