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 took all of about 10 minutes to make. It was that easy! I kid you not.
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.