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Monday, September 19, 2011

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Goose and her friend Marshmallow came over the other day to make some strawberry jam.  Marshmallow wanted to make something special to give to her teachers.  Freezer jam is QUICK, EASY, and DELICIOUS!

For this recipe you will need:

2 cups crushed strawberries (buy 1 qt. fully ripe strawberries)
4 cups  sugar, measured into separate bowl
3/4 cup water
1 box  SURE JELL Fruit Pectin

WASH & RINSEWASH & RINSE 5 (1-cup) plastic containers
and lids with boiling water. We used canning jars because they were being given out as gifts and would be eaten right away.  Dry thoroughly. Stem and crush strawberries thoroughly, 1 cup at a time. Measure exactly 2 cups prepared fruit into large bowl. Stir in sugar. Let stand 10 min., stirring occasionally.

MIX water and pectin in small saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling and stirring 1 min. Add to fruit mixture; stir 3 min. or until sugar is almost dissolved. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)


FILL all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids.

Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or in freezer up to 1 year (in plastic containers). Thaw in refrigerator before using. 



Emily Fay said...

Oh yum! We have been making jams at our house too :) Have a lovely day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That seems like an easy way to can jam. It looks yummy!

mountain mama said...

hmmm...that sounds easy enough for even me to try??

have a great week! :)

Cathy said...

My mom used to make that. I haven't had any in a long time. I may have to try that. Think I'll pin this to remind me.