Blueberry Lemon Refrigerator Jam

I love berries this time of the year when they are at their most flavorful and in season!  One of my favorite healthy things to make with them is refrigerator jam.  It comes together in about 15 minutes, and it is so good! The recipe I am sharing with you today contains only 5 ingredients.  Blueberries and lemons are the stars and I add in a little maple syrup to sweeten, and ground chia seeds to thicken it up as well as add a little protein and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.  It is really delicious and keeps for a few weeks in the refrigerator (if it lasts that long).  It is perfect for on toast, stirred into oatmeal, or as a healthy topping for ice cream or cake!

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



  1. To make the jam, place the blueberries, lemon juice, maple syrup and sea salt in a medium pot over medium heat and cook until the berries have burst, and they are all soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Whisk in the chia seeds.
  3. Allow to sit and cook completely in the refrigerator, then pour into a jar.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Recipe Type

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Snack

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy