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Fresh Strawberry Freezer Jam

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Today I was able to get a good deal on some strawberries, so thought I would make up some freezer jam. Doesn’t that sound good? It’s super easy. No messy canning equipment. I freeze it in small jars. This way I have less waste. You can use different berries for this recipe like raspberries or blackberries.

You’ll need:

2 Pints ripe strawberries hulled

2 cups sucanat/sugar

3/4 cup water

1.75 oz package powdered pectin

I  saw this fantastic method of hulling strawberries on a blopg recently. I’m sorry I can’t remember where 🙁 I would LOVE to give you credit.  Whoever you are this absolutely brilliant. It worked like a charm. So simple, all you do is take a straw and insert it at the tip of the strawberry. Push it through until the core and leaves pop out the other end. It’s freaking brilliant! Update: Found the brillent person who blogged about hulling strawberries. Practically Functional. Thanks Jessi!
   
Place the strawberries n a large bowl.

Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries.

Stir in sucanat/sugar.

Let stand until juicy about 10 minutes.

In a small sauce pan combine water and pectin.

Bring to a boil. Boil and stir for one minute over medium heat.
Slowly pour into the strawberry mixture. Stir for a few minutes to get rid of the lumps.

Spoon jam into sterilized container(s) of choice. I’m using small 8 oz  jars. I also have this great collapsible funnel for filling the jars when canning. I love this thing. It makes it less messy.
 
 Wipe rims clean and place lid on top.

 Let stand for up to 24 hours before freezing.

Recipe should yields about 40 ounces of fresh jam. 6 – 8 oz jars.

The jam should keep in the refrigerator for 3 weeks, or 3 months in the freezer. I keep it even longer in the freezer without any problem.

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11 thoughts on “Fresh Strawberry Freezer Jam”

  1. Evelyn says:

    I love this idea of freezer jam. Years ago I made jams but didn’t know about the freezer:( Great tip with the straw:) I have to try that the next time I buy strawberries.
    I have done something to your email and keep getting my messages back:( Oh, My computer skills always cause me problems (but I am getting better). Could you email me so I can get it straighten out.

    PS Thank you so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

  2. Debra says:

    boy does this look good! I have never tried freezer jam…this makes me want to give it a whirl! 🙂

  3. Tanya Schroeder says:

    Love freezer jam, what an excellent thing to serve your family year round! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Diane says:

      You’re very welcome. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Grandma Kc says:

    Oh it does look wonderful and I know from past experience it wouldn’t last the 3 weeks in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. I haven’t made this in a couple of years but strawberries had not been that great here the last few years — and they HAVE been very pricey. Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jo says:

    The straw trick is fantastic…your jam is beautiful!!

    I’m visiting from Make The Scene.And new following!

    1. Diane says:

      Isn’t that the best trick? Thanks for stopping by.

  6. connie says:

    I haven’t ever made freezer jam, but I have tasted it. It’s really good, has a fresher taste. Thanks for linking up with me at Grandparents Say It Saturday 🙂

  7. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    I’m so glad that straw trick worked well for you too!

  8. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says:

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 YAY! Thanks for helping us build a wonderful Gluten Free Community! Its great to connect! See you next Friday! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  9. Mackenzie says:

    Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back this week to link up again! Have a great weekend!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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