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Huckleberry Jam Recipe (Without Pectin, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This huckleberry jam without pectin is a delicious fresh huckleberry recipe made with natural ingredients and chia seeds.  This jam is delicious and can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator! It’s great to spread on fresh pancakes or waffles, add into a peanut butter sandwich, stir into warm oatmeal, or spread on toast.

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It’s huckleberry season on our homestead, and this huckleberry jam without pectin was the first recipe I made this year with our berries!  We live on a heavily forested homestead in New England, and almost all our back bush are wild black huckleberry plants. Each year in late July/early August we start seeing ripe fruit ready to be picked. It’s such a small window to pick these berries (usually just one week for us!) so we try to pick as many as we can.  I made this delicious and fresh huckleberry jam with our wild berries this year, and it turned out fantastic!

This Wild Huckleberry Jam Recipe Is:

  • Sweet
  • Thick
  • Tart
  • Cozy
  • Bright
  • Vibrant
  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and SO yummy!

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One of the Best Huckleberry Recipes for Seasonal Fruit

Huckleberries are a close cousin of blueberries, and they are tart, sweet, and delicious berries that begin to ripen (at least by us in Massachusetts!) in mid summer.  This delicious huckleberry jelly is a great way to use up those sweet wild berries, and can last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Note: this isn’t a canning/preserving recipe that lasts for months, it’s a fresh berry jam recipe that has a limited shelf life of just a few weeks. For long term preserving, I’d recommend freezing huckleberries to use later in the winter, or following a certified preserving recipe from a canning guide like this!

What’s In This Fresh Huckleberry Jam Recipe?

  • Huckleberries – we picked our huckleberries straight off the plants.  During the summer months, keep an eye out for huckleberries at your local store or farmer’s market. Depending on where you live, you may be able to find fresh huckleberries in season!
  • Granulated Sugar: I like this organic sugar for my recipes, I’d recommend Anthony’s organic sugar for jams or just for baking.
  • Water – I used tap water
  • Lemon Juice – use fresh lemons if you have it, or this really great bottled lemon that you can keep in your pantry if you don’t have fresh lemons. This organic lemon is great for dressings, dips, and even cocktails – and it tastes fresh, which is great to have around if you don’t use lemon juice everyday but still want to keep some around.
  • Chia Seeds – a nutritious thickener for fresh jams and jellies – chia seeds are fantastic to add into smoothies or enjoy as a chia seed pudding. These little seeds are super versatile (ever heard of chia pets?) and are wonderful to cook and bake with!  They are also a great source of Omega-3 acids, I use this brand which is inexpensive and also organic!
  • Mini Jam Jars – I love these adorable quilted 4 ounce jam jars – I use them for small batch jams and jellies this this recipe, and they are also great to store my homemade beeswax recipes too! They jars are also cute enough to give away as gifts for homemade jams.

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Easy Weekend Jam Recipes 

This huckleberry jam is what I call an Easy Weekend Meal – which is on your table (start to finish!) in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those days when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

How Do I Make Huckleberry Jam?

  1. Add the huckleberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice to a sauce pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and summer for 20 minutes until berries have broken down and started to dissolve into a liquidy paste.
  2. Stir in the chia seeds and remove from heat. Allow jam to cool, transfer to a mason jar, and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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What Recipes Can I Eat Huckleberry Jam With?

The below recipes are great options to use up that delicious and fresh huckleberry jam!

Jammy Blackberry Oat Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

No Knead Sourdough Brioche Bread Recipe (Vegetarian)

Buttermilk Pancakes (Secret Family Recipe!)

Sourdough Hawaiian Rolls Recipe (Vegetarian, Sourdough Discard)

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Recipe (Vegan, Egg Free)

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Huckleberry Jam (V, GF)

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This huckleberry jam without pectin is a delicious fresh huckleberry recipe made with natural ingredients and chia seeds.  This jam is delicious and can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator! It's great to spread on fresh pancakes or waffles, add into a peanut butter sandwich, or stir into warm oatmeal.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 67 kcal

Equipment

  • Small Pot
  • Jam Jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup huckleberries washed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • Add the huckleberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice to a sauce pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and summer for 20 minutes until berries have broken down and started to dissolve into a liquidy paste.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and remove from heat. Allow jam to cool, transfer to a mason jar, and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Note: this isn't a canning/preserving recipe that lasts for months, it's a fresh berry jam recipe that has a limited shelf life of just a few weeks. For long term preserving, I'd recommend freezing huckleberries to use later in the winter, or following a certified preserving recipe from a canning guide like this!

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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