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Last post Aug 19, 2016 1:14 PM by JeanetteJ . 8 replies.

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  • Huckleberry Jam
    I am looking for a recipe for REAL huckleberry jam. I live in Northeast Oregon and we pick the berries all summer, but the only recipes I can find are for blackberry or blueberries. The recipes I have tried in the past turn out more like jelly.
    Thanks for your help,
  • RE: Huckleberry Jam
    My parents had huckleberry bushes all around their place (just outside Van. BC) and my mom would make huckleberry pies.... how I missed them when I moved back east!! Apparently you can't freeze or preserve these berries (except for a jam, I suppose)

    I don't have a recipe, but wanted to thank you for the huckelberry memories! :-)

  • RE: Huckleberry Jam
    "Putting Food By" says, "Being cousins of the blueberry, these firm berries are handled like blueberries."
    Sorry, no specific recipe is given.
    A local cookbook, put together as a fundraiser, might have what you are searching for?
  • RE: Huckleberry Jam
    Here's a recipe, but I've never made it.


    3 c. crushed huckleberries
    (about 4 1/2 c. ripe
    6 c. sugar
    2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    2 (3 oz.) foil pouches liquid

    Measure crushed berries, sugar and lemon juice into
    large bowl; stir until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
    Stir in pectin quickly, but thoroughly. Ladle quickly into
    clean containers; cover tightly.
    Carefully wash outside of containers; let them stand at
    room temperature until set (up to 24 hours). Store in freezer.
    Yield: about 8 cups.
  • RE: Huckleberry Jam
    Thanks for your replies. I will try this recipe. We make an adventure out of picking berries. We have a trailer this year, so plan to camp and PICK!!!
  • RE: Huckleberry Jam
    If you happen to see this (I know it's been over 2 years since you asked the question) but can you tell me how the Huckleberry Freezer Jam turned out. My FIL is bringing me a bunch of Huckleberries this weekend and wants me to make him some jam.
  • Re: RE: Huckleberry Jam

    Just for the record, I freeze huckleberries every summer.  They are very easy to use when frozen.  I just throw them in a ziploc and then use them as fresh when I want a taste of summer. Everyone I know here in MT does the same.  Last year after picking, I made up 10 pies and put them in the freezer (unbaked).  When we had out of state visitors I would pull one out and bake it.  It was a really treat for someone that had never tasted huckleberries before!

  • Re: Huckleberry Jam

    Here's a cooked jam recipe.  I've played with the amounts a couple times, and this one finally jelled pretty nicely.

    Just follow the directions on the pectin for cooked jam recipes. Makes about 6 cups.

    4 cups crushed red huckleberries

    5 cups sugar

    1 tbsp lemon juice

    1/2 tsp butter

    1 package Sure Jell pectin (powdered)


  • RE: Huckleberry Jam

    I live in the Pacific Northwest. We IQF them (individually freeze them) on a cookie sheet. Once frozen than seal up in a plastic bag - preferably a vacuum packed sealing. We use them from anything to pie, jam, shakes or huckleberry lemonade.