What is a “Jamgasm”?
That is a jam that is so decadently good that, when you taste it, it causes an uncontrollable explosion of pleasure in your mouth!
This stuff is like the Muse of Jams. Everyone that has tried it has been struck with sudden inspiration:
You get the idea…..it’s a jamgasm!
6 pints of fresh blueberries (I used organic, and you could also use frozen blueberries if it is off season)
3/4 cup of lemon juice
1 box of “no-sugar needed” pectin
4 cups of sugar, anyway
Wash and sort your berries. Look out for the little woody stems that like to hide in the berries and make sneaky unpleasant textures in your finished product.
Smush your berries. I like to use my Vitamix and puree the daylights out of them, but some people want more texture, in which case you could use a potato masher. (Warning – you will find berries behind the fridge, under the stove, beside the sink – I’ve even found a couple in the bathroom since this project – those little bad boys go everywhere!)
Pour your smushed berries into a sauce pan and stir in the lemon juice. Turn the heat on low.
In a separate dish, mix together 1/4 cup of your sugar with the packet of pectin with a fork – then stir this mixture carefully into your lemony berries, increasing the heat and stirring constantly until you reach a simmer.
Once the mixture is simmering, stir in the rest of the sugar. Simmer for at least 2 minutes before testing for consistency.
Ladle the jam carefully into your awaiting sanitized jars, wipe the rim and cap your jars with snap lids and rings.
After allowing your little gems of blueberry-lemon jamgasm to cool, greedily hide them away so you don’t have to share.