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Strawberry Freezer Jam

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Strawberry Freezer Jam
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
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Take vine ripened strawberries and make them into delicious jam.
Jul 24, 2013

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 L) strawberries, cut in half
  • 4 cups (1 L) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) water
  • 1 pkg (57 g) fruit pectin crystals (powdered fruit pectin)

Steps

  • 1
    Mash strawberries with potato masher or in food processor until slightly chunky (not pureed) to make 2 cups crushed strawberries. Mix strawberries and sugar in large bowl. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Mix water and pectin in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour hot pectin mixture over strawberry mixture; stir constantly 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Immediately spoon mixture into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe rims of containers; seal. Let stand at room temperature about 24 hours or until set.
  • 4
    Store in freezer up to 6 months or in refrigerator up to 3 weeks. Thaw frozen jam and stir before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Raspberry Freezer Jam: Substitute 3 pints (6 cups) raspberries (3 cups crushed) for the strawberries. Increase sugar to 5 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Information

45 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 11g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 5 cups jam
Calories
45
Total Fat
0g
Saturated Fat
0g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
0mg
Total Carbs
11g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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