June 23, 2011

Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam


I ran across this recipe for homemade strawberry freezer jam (yum!) and just had to give it a whirl. I'm taking a gamble by posting this, since the jam hasn't gone in the freezer and has yet to set. But my hopes are high! :)


I followed the recipe, but did a thing or two differently.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
  •  Approximately 3 cups strawberries
  • 4 cups sugar (this amount was staggering to me; I put slightly less in and it still tastes great).
  • 3 tablespoons Real Fruit Pectin*
  • 3/4 cup water
*This is the part I'm a little iffy about. I used Ball RealFruit Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin. And I bought it by mistake... since I obviously like my jam sugary. After much panicked web research, I think it'll turn out okay. There are a lot of other brands/amounts of pectin- just follow the amount on the label.

1. Wash and hull your strawberries.



2. Mash the strawberries into fine chunks.


3. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and the strawberries together and let them sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.


4. Mix the pectin and water together and bring to a boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly.

5. Mix the pectin mixture into the strawberries and sugar. Stir 2-3 minutes, until well combined.

6. Ladle into jars and store in the freezer. You're done! :)

Enjoy your yummy homemade jam!

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