Blueberry And Thyme Jam Made Using Pectin

Blueberries are good for you on so many levels. But my main reason for using them is because of the colour. I made this blueberry and thyme jam to sit on the bottom of a tahini ganache tart.

Blueberry And Thyme Jam
Head straight on to the Recipe For Blueberry And Thyme Jam

I could not wait for the three week rollover for my pill detox. Mainly because my finger was still painful. I added Omega-3 fatty acids back into my regime. There are many reasons to be taking Omega-3 but I’m only going to list a few that are important to me. Omega-3 contains DHA which is a major structural component of ones retinas. My mother has macular degeneration and DHA may help prevent this. DHA is also meant to assist with getting a good night’s sleep but I am not so sure this is the case for me. I have slightly elevated cholesterol levels and Omega-3 raises HDL cholesterol levels. HDL is more commonly known as ‘good cholesterol’ and you want this reading to be high. I am osteopenic and given that Omega-3 might improve joint health I have another reason to take it.

Blueberry And Thyme Jam Made Using Pectin Click To Tweet

Improving ones bone strength has the potential to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis. Personally I feel that the tissue salts do more for my arthritis – but in this case one cannot have too much of a good thing. With a family history of breast cancer I will hedge my bets that Omega-3 will lower my risks of getting cancer. On that track, I also want to be on the side of preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Given my history of chronic inflammation I will do anything not to be in pain. Omega-3 fatty acids may cause a reduction of inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines. I probably don’t take a high enough dose to reduce the inflammation as a week after the introduction of this supplement to my diet, my finger was no better.

Tahini Ganache Tart With A Blueberry And Thyme Jam Layer

Click on the links for conversions and notes.
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Blueberry And Thyme Jam

The pectin makes this into a firm set jam
Recipe Category: Jam
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 335 g frozen blueberries
  • 80 g honey
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest and juice
  • 10 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
  • 10 g pectin


  • Put the berries, honey, lemon juice and zest and thyme leaves into a medium sized saucepan
  • Place on a high temperature and as soon as the berries have defrosted mash them lightly with a potato masher
  • Bring to the boil, stir in the pectin and reduce the temperature
  • Leave to simmer for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Set aside to cool slightly before placing into a sterilized glass jar
  • Allow to cool completely before placing the lid on and refrigerating


See this post on how I sterilize my glass jars. 
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime April 24:

Top of Page