Strawberry Freezer Jam

strawberry freezer jamMy mom was up for a visit and I had almost a full flat of strawberries threatening to go bad. So of course, I asked her to help me make strawberry freezer jam! I remember eating it as a kid. It was always such a treat because of the fresh strawberry flavor–it’s a lot different from cooked jam.

The last time I helped make a batch of freezer jam I was a still a kid so I couldn’t remember what to do. It’s really quite simple. We washed and mashed the berries, added the sugar and instant pectin, mixed for three minutes, let it sit in containers for 30 minutes and put it in the freezer.  That is all there is to it!

If you find yourself with an abundance of strawberries, blackberries apricots or peaches try making some freezer

jam. It doesn’t take as much work as cooked preserves but tastes as good or better. You just have to have room in your freezer to store the jars!

Here are the instructions from the Ball Realfruit Pectin:

For each pint (or two half-pint containers) you will need:

  •  1 2/3 cups mashed strawberries
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (or Splenda)
  • 2 TBSP Ball Realfruit Pectin

We worked in small batches, making two pints at a time.

mashing strawberries

We like our jam to be a little chunky, not completely pureed, so we use a potato masher (in this case a Pampered Chef Mix ‘N Chop) instead of a food processor.

 

Audrey had a great time helping Grandma and Mommy!

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