Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe!

YUM-O! Homemade jam is the best! I made strawberry freezer jam for the first time last year & was hooked!  It was so quick and easy, I always envisioned slaving over a hot stove for hours on end, cooking berries down and then ladling them into jars and boiling the jars to seal them and on and on and on........

Enter freezer jam {the heavens part & angels sing} Today I made 12 8oz jars of strawberry jam in under 2 hours!  I used the recipe directly from the Ball Instant Pectin container, just tweaking it a little. This recipe yields 2 8oz jars of fruit jam. While its tempting to just make a huge batch to be done even quicker it reads right on the package DO NOT exceed 6 jars per batch because it will not set up correctly.  I just did 6 small batches to fill my 12 jars so I was sure it would set up right.

1 2/3 cup prepared fruit
2/3 cup sugar
2 TBS pectin

Wash, cut stems & halve the berries.
Use a potato masher & crush berries, or I used a Pampered Chef chopper
Stir sugar & pectin in 4 cup capacity measuring cup
Add prepared fruit & stir for 3 minutes
Pour jam into clean freezer jars & let stand for 30 minutes. 
Put in freezer for 1 year, refrigerator for 3 weeks, or use right away!

Tower of Fresh Strawberry Jam Goodness!

I know, easy peasy right?!?! I plan to make a batch of raspberry jam {Dave's favorite!} too once they are ripe for picking!

1 comment:

  1. I <3 strawberry freezer jam! now if I only had time to go get berries...