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How to Make Homemade Freezer Strawberry Jam

Monday, April 5, 2010 |
Have you seen the strawberries lately? They are gorgeous. Emily and I each bought some and decided to try our hand at freezer jam. We couldn't believe how easy it really was, how short a time it took and how yummy it really was!

You will need:
1 package Sure Jell pectin

2 containers of Strawberries (on sale at Smith's for $1.50)

4 cups of sugar

  • Wash the strawberries and cut in half

  • Throw into a bowl and mash them

(Emily's husband isn't a huge fan of chunks in his jam, so Emily tried using the blender and pureeing it, but her jam was a little runny. We both agreed that some chunks are good to have

  • Take 2 cups of smashed strawberries and combine them in a bowl with 4 cups of sugar. Yeah, Yeah we know it's loaded with sugar. We told you it was yummy, not low in sugar.

  • Mix it up really good and let it it sit for about 10 min, stirring occasionally.

  • At the end of your 10 min take a sauce pan and boil 3/4 cup water. Throw in your Sur-Jell pectin and stir for at least 1 min.

  • Add the pectin to your strawberry/sugar mixture.

  • Mix it up really good until the sugar and pectin are completely combined.

  • Pour into containers or jars.

  • Let it set out for 24 hours then put it away in the freezer.

The jam can last up to 3 months in the fridge or 1 year in the freezer.

Emily and I repeated the above process 3 times.


Micky said...

I'm new to freezer jam--thank you for the post. Did you use ziplock containers to freeze them in? I'm trying to figure that out from your picture.


Mitchell Family said...

Yes, we used some ziploc containers and some canning jars and even some Ball brand freezer containers. I think any one of these will work fine. We mixed it up, because we were giving some away to neighbors and wanted some of the containers to stack well in our own freezers.

cindy said...

I picked up strawberries for 88cents at WalMart on Saturday. They were delicious!

Ashley said...

For even cheaper jam, Wal-Mart has their strawberries for 49 cents per container. I didn't know they were that cheap until I went in for a few other things, but I couldn't pass them up!

Kristen said...

Thanks for the fun post!! Cute hair Tori, I love it short...I bet its so much easier to do!!
Love ya Kristen

Shari C said...

I love making this jam! Last year I added some peaches to it- DIVINE! :)

Mitchell Family said...

Wow .49 is a killer deal! my Walmart had them for .98, but still a good deal. Emily I did a batch and added some blueberries. It was delish!!!!

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