Homemade blueberry jelly with basil

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Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread

There’s something about homemade jams. Free from the artificial colourings and preservatives, they’re more natural as well as being packed full of the natural flavour of the fruits that you use.
 
This blueberry jelly takes just 5 minutes to prepare and then it sets in the fridge, ready to use as a healthy spread.

 

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Setting time: 2 hours
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 3 small jars

How is blueberry jelly made?

Blueberry jelly can be made in just 5 minutes and then left to set in the fridge.

You blend together the blueberries and basil (if you’re not keen on basil you can leave it out). Then you simmer it for a few minutes with the other ingredients: the lemon juice, zest and honey.

Finally you stir in some gelatin and it’s ready. You can spoon it into glass jars to set in the fridge.

 

How to make blueberry jelly without sugar?

We’ve used honey instead of sugar to give the blueberry jelly a lot of sweetness, while also making it more natural.

It tastes just as good and is that little bit healthier.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 basil leaves
  • ½ lemon – juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 x 12 gram sachet gelatin

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blend the blueberries and basil leaves until chopped.
  2. Place the blended blueberries and basil leaves in a small saucepan.
  3. Add in the juice and zest from half a lemon along with 2 tablespoons of honey.
  4. Bring it to the boil and simmer for a few minutes on a low heat.
  5. Take the saucepan off of the heat and stir in the gelatin while still warm. Keep stirring until it’s fully dissolved.
  6. Spoon your jelly out into glass jars and place in the fridge to set, ready to enjoy for breakfast.

Blueberry jelly with basil – our step by step guide:

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Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread
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Blend the blueberries and basil

In a small food processor, chop up the blueberries and basil.

They don’t need to become a liquid, just blended.

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Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread
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Simmer with lemon and honey

Place in a small saucepan and add in the zest of half a lemon along with the juice of half a lemon.

Add 2 tablespoons of honey and stir well.

Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes on a low heat setting.

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Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread
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Add the gelatin

Take your saucepan off of the heat and stir in the gelatin.

Keep stirring until it’s fully dissolved.

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Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread
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Set in the fridge

Spoon your blueberry jam into glass jars and place in the fridge to set.

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Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread
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Spread on toast and enjoy!

Spread your homemade blueberry jelly on toast, crackers or even pancakes for a delicious breakfast.

Enjoy your homemade blueberry jelly as a healthy breakfast spread

 

Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread

 

Blueberry jelly - make this homemade basil and blueberry jam as a fresh and healthy breakfast spread

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Homemade blueberry jelly with basil

There’s something about homemade jams. Free from the artificial colourings and preservatives, they’re more natural as well as being packed full of the natural flavour of the fruits that you use. This blueberry jelly takes just 5 minutes to prepare and then it sets in the fridge, ready to use as a healthy spread.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword blueberry jam, blueberry jelly, homemade jam
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Setting Time 2 hours
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 3 small jars
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 basil leaves
  • ½ lemon juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 12 gram sachet gelatin

Instructions

  • In a food processor, blend the blueberries and basil leaves until chopped.
  • Place the blended blueberries and basil leaves in a small saucepan.
  • Add in the juice and zest from half a lemon along with 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • Bring it to the boil and simmer for a few minutes on a low heat.
  • Take the saucepan off of the heat and stir in the gelatin while still warm. Keep stirring until it’s fully dissolved.
  • Spoon your jelly out into glass jars and place in the fridge to set, ready to enjoy for breakfast.

Notes

If you prefer you can leave out the basil leaves and make this as a classic blueberry jelly.