Strawberry Freezer Jam


If you have never made homemade jam before you must give it a try. I love to make freezer jam. It really isn’t that hard. I also love the fresh taste and soft set you get with freezer jam.

Today, I am going to share how I make strawberry jam. It is the simplest way I’ve found. Tomorrow I’ll share how I make raspberry jam. I do it differently than the strawberry. Those are the two types of jams my family loves. This recipe comes from inside the box of Sure Jell.

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Strawberry Freezer Jam
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups crushed strawberries
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 package Sure Jell fruit pectin
Instructions
  1. Wash and prepare glass or plastic containers to store jam in. You can buy these or I have found that old sour cream containers work just fine.
  2. Next, crush your berries using a potato masher or food processor. If using the food processor, pulse to a fine chop. You want to have bits of fruit. If you don't have a food processor, you could even use a blender to do the same thing.
  3. Measure your sugar into a bowl. Add you 2 cups crushed berries and mix. Let stand ten minutes stirring occasionally. In a small saucepan, mix the box of sure jell with ¾ cup cold water. This may start out lumpy. Bring the water/sure jell mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add to fruit mixture.
  4. Stir constantly for about 3 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy( a few sugar crystal may remain). Pour into prepared containers leaving ½ inch at top for expansion during freezing. Cover with lids.
  5. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Then store in freezer for up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks (I've done mine longer). Makes 5 cups.

 


 

 

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8 comments on “Strawberry Freezer Jam

  • I’ve made this before and it turned out tasty! The only thing I don’t like is how much sugar there is. I’m trying to reduce our sugar, do you think it would work with less, or would that affect its ability to set up properly?

  • I’ve been looking for freezer jam for years. First tasted it in Ohio and thought it was the best thing I ever tasted. Thanks for posting.

  • I’ve been looking for this recipe for a long time. First had freezer jam in Ohio and thought it was the best thing I ever tasted. Thanks for posting

  • Hi – I found your blog through a link about freezer jam, which I have never tried to make but will tackle soon. I just wanted to tell you your recipes look great and I am enjoying reading your blog. I’ll be back!

  • Geeez, I think I could even do that!

    I might be able to actually eat something I make? Coool 🙂

  • Freezer jam is great stuff! I love that it’s so easy. I also love the fresh taste, as opposed to the cooked taste of regular jam. I think strawberries were just made for freezer jam!

  • Hi Laura…I’ve given you a blog award. Congrats!

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