Fast and Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam
This morning I made my first batch of freezer jam. My first batch! How is that even possible?
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you pretty much know I LOVE canning. Seriously, I could move to an island where all they did was can all day, and I would be totally happy.
Just give me some sugar, fruit and some jars and I’m good.
This strawberry freezer jam only took about 10 minutes to make. SO EASY! I kid you not.
You must try this.
So what are you waiting for? Go find some berries and make some jam.
- 2 pounds fresh strawberries (, stems removed)
- 1 1/3 cups of sugar
- 4 tablespoons Ball Real Fruit Instant Pectin
- Wash, stem, and puree 2 pounds of strawberries in a blender or with a potato masher and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, stir the sugar and pectin together. Slowly add fruit and whisk together for 3 minutes until all the ingredients are incorporated.
- Pour strawberry jam mixture in to freezable containers making sure to leave at lest 1/2 inch head space to allow for the liquid to expand once in the freezer. Let jam stand 30 minutes before placing containers in the freezer.
This recipe makes 8 cups of strawberry jam.
A few of my favorite canning books:
The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Put ’em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide
Tart and Sweet: 101 Canning and Pickling Recipes for the Modern Kitchen
Need a canner? I used the Granite Ware 11-1/2 Quart Covered Preserving Canner with Rack. And if you need a tool kit, I use one similar to this one.