Don't take my word for it, you must make this easy and delicious Strawberry Freezer Jam. No canning needed and ready in about 30 minutes! You'll love pulling jars of this out of the freezer all year long.
No Canning Required
Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against canning. I love opening my pantry and seeing jars of Crisp Dill Pickles and my favorite pickled beets. But I also love opening up my freezer and seeing gorgeous colored jars of freezer jam.
If I may be so honest, what I really love is the effort to output ratio in this freezer jam.
It takes 20 minutes, really, and the outcome is amazing. I don't know about you, but I frequently gauge my cooking by a ratio. The ratio of my effort vs. the outcome. A good recipe, in my opinion, should have an output that far outweighs my effort (or at least be well worth the effort).
This easy jam recipe wins on all counts.
How to make Strawberry Freezer Jam
Step 1 - To make crushing the strawberries easier, chop them and place in a large bowl.
Step 2 - Using a potato masher, crush the strawberries.
Step 3 - Crush until the all the strawberries are in small pieces.
Step 4 - in a medium bowl combine Freezer Pectin (I used Ball Freezer Pectin) with sugar.
TIP - you must use freezer or instant pectin. Regular pectin requires more sugar and heat to set.
Step 5 - add sugar/pectin mixture to strawberries and stir for 3 minutes.
Step 6 - ladle into clean freezer jars, be sure and leave 1/2 inch head space at the top. I used a canning funnel to make this job easier. Put a lid on the jars and let sit for 30 minutes until thickened if you want to serve immediately, otherwise refrigerated for up to three weeks or or freeze up to a year.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
This freezer jam is so good!! The strawberries taste like they were just picked. They don't lose any flavor and just look at that gorgeous color!
I keep opening up my freezer and looking at the pretty jars! I already have plans for lots more delicious jams!
I want to play with some flavor combinations, which is so easy, with this small batch recipe.
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Strawberry Freezer Jam
- 1 2/3 cup strawberries hulled
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons freezer pectin
- Chop strawberries and place in a bowl. Using a potato masher, even crush the strawberries.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and the pectin.
- Add pectin/sugar mixture to strawberries and stir for 3 minutes.
- Ladle into jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace at the top, and cap.
- Ready to eat in 30 minutes.
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