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Friday, April 27, 2012

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Today I'm showing you how I make freezer jam. My favorite is strawberry and right now is the best time of year to get strawberries for a good price. 



This is the easiest jam you'll ever make and it's my favorite jam to eat. 

I used two different freezer jam pectins. The one on the left you add sugar too and the one on the right has the sugar included.  I can't really tell the difference. I had the one on hand and the other was what the store had. There is a price difference, but if you figure that you don't have to add the sugar, then it probably evens out. 

I'm not sure that a tutorial is really necessary since it's so easy and the instructions are on the back of the pectin package. But I'll do one anyway.

First step, wash the berries and cut off the stems and any bruises.


Next chop them up. I'm not sure what this tool is called. My mother-in-law got it at a yard sale, but it works perfectly for this. It chops the berries up super fine without pureeing them like a blender would.


Mix in the pectin {make sure to follow the instructions on the package, you may need to mix the sugar into the pectin first}

Then stir it very well and pour into freezer containers. I've know people who use canning jars. You can  use anything you have. Over the years I've purchased enough of these containers made especially for freezer jam. It's definitely not necessary though. Use what you have.

Enjoy right away or freeze. It should last up to a year in the freezer.

 I made four batches, it should last us through the year. 

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This project has been featured at Naptime Crafters



It was also featured at So Very Creative



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