How To Make Earl Grey’s Blueberry Jam..

Happy Saturday.

Today I have a tasty breakfast jam recipes for you to pop onto your breakfast toast to go with your morning cup of tea. Maybe even a cup of Earls Grey!? Or a great jam topping for any time of the day.

Earl Grey’s Blueberry Jam. How yummy!!

This wonderful blueberry jam is infused with a subtle hint of Earl Grey tea. It’s made with frozen blueberries (which are often cheaper), although you could use fresh blueberries if you prefer.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes

Makes: 5 x 400g jars

Ingredients:

  • 1kg frozen blueberries (or use fresh when in season)
  • 1kg Tate & Lyle Jam Sugar
  • 1 lemon, halved and juiced (there should be 4tbsp in total)
  • 4 Earl Grey teabags, snipped open

How to make Earl Grey’s Blueberry Jam:

1. Place the frozen blueberries in a large saucepan and add the Jam sugar and then add the lemon juice. Place the squeezed out lemon halves and the leaves from the teabags into the centre of a square of muslin. Tightly tie with string and add to the pan. Slowly bring to the boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.

2. Cook over a medium heat to boil gently for 10 minutes, then test for setting point. To check, remove the saucepan from the heat, spoon a little onto a refrigerated plate and leave for 2 minutes – it should wrinkle softly when your finger is pushed over the surface. If this point has not been reached, return the saucepan to the heat and continue to boil for another 2-3 minutes. Test as before. (You may need to test several times, though be patient, as this testing is crucial to achieve the correct consistency).

3 Turn off the heat and allow the jam to settle for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilize 5 x 400g clean jam jars by placing them in a low oven at 150°C, fan 130°C, Gas Mark 2 for 10 minutes. Stir the jam, then pour it into the hot sterilized jars. Seal with the lids. Leave to cool, then label. Store in a cool place for up to 1 year.

Cook’s tip: If you’d rather not have the flavour of Earl Grey tea, simply leave out the tea bags, or use lemon and ginger flavoured tea as an alternative.

Recipe and image credits c/o: This recipe is made using Tate & Lyle Sugars, for more delicious recipes visit Taste And Smile.

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24 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    May 20, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Sounds great! I make home made strawberry jam each year!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Aww, I love strawberry jam too Tamar, yummy 🙂

  2. Carol Cameleon
    May 21, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Oh yes, Earl Grey has such a smooth, distinctive taste. What a great idea to add it to jam! #pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Carol 🙂

  3. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    May 22, 2017 / 10:13 am

    I would have never thought of using tea to flavor jam but it's an intriguing idea. Thanks! #MMBC

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 25, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks for the comment Carol.

  4. Anne Stone Sweet
    May 22, 2017 / 10:54 am

    I have never made jam but it's something I'd like to try, I love blueberries and Earl Grey so this would be my perfect choice.#MMBBC

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 25, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks Anne, I love blueberry jam 🙂

  5. Cheryl
    May 22, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I make lots of jam, but never thought of adding tea. Can you tell it's made with Earl Grey? #MMBC

  6. mummyhereandthere
    May 22, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Never thought of using blueberries, sounds delicious X #MMBC

  7. Coombe Mill
    May 22, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I meant to make blueberry jam last year but I ended up freezing the berries and using them in cocktails in place of ice cubes! #CreativeMondays

  8. pixiedusk
    May 22, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    That looks yummy! I so love the photos too. So much details captured. #mmbc

  9. Rosie Digout
    May 22, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Looks so tasty! I've pinned this so that I can try this recipe at a later date. 🙂

  10. Bev Carter
    May 23, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    I love Earl Grey but never thought of it in my jam. Can't wait to try this.Thanks for sharing,Bev

  11. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 24, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Interesting to mix the 2 flavours, not something I'd considered before #mmbc

  12. Anonymous
    May 24, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I love Earl Grey, I bet this tastes great.

  13. Stephanie 139a
    May 24, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Aha – I love the idea of using frozen blueberries – I have some and they're not quite the same to eat as fresh ones. Fab, now I'm sorted – thank you – and thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  14. Morgan Prince
    May 26, 2017 / 7:09 am

    This jam looks so yummy, I love blueberry jam! Must remember to give it a go.Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  15. Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings
    May 28, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Hi Claire, I love the fact that this jam can be made using frozen blueberries! Fresh berries are hard to come by. The addition of Earl Grey tea sounds nice, but ginger and lemon sounds even nicer!Will be pinning this for future reference.Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.xx

  16. Gentle Joy
    May 29, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    I've never had Earl Grey in the jam, but we love blueberry jam. 🙂

  17. Regina
    May 29, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    This sound incredibly delicious! I will try it with Lady Grey since that is what I have on hand.

  18. The Charm of Home
    May 30, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    This sounds perfect! The blueberries are ripening in the garden now! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  19. Miz Helen
    May 30, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.Miz Helen

  20. Christine Graves
    June 1, 2017 / 11:43 am

    That sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing this at the Dishing It & Digging It Link party.

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