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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. 

Linking up to these parties.


This project has been featured at Naptime Crafters



It was also featured at So Very Creative



19 comments:

  1. Wow! That's great! I've always wanted to make freezer jam, but never realized it was that quick to make. I'll have to get some fresh strawberries and give it a go. Maybe some raspberries and/or blueberries, too. Thanks for sharing it! ~Mary

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  2. I didn't even know you could make freezer jam like this! We've only ever made the old fashion way in the mason jars, and then the heat seals it. That's a lot of jam!! So that thing is not a food processor? I like my jam chunk free, so we always get ours at the dollar store, it's the only one that I've found that has no chunks. I suppose if you were to blend it real good then you wouldn't have big pieces, either. Hmmm, maybe I shall try this one day!

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  3. Strawberry Freezer Jam!! My grandma always made that and it was sooo good. I like your containers too. She always used old butter dishes but yours are so pretty. I think it is high time that I make some jam like that too.
    Debbie

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  4. I love strawberry freezer jam--you've got me excited to look for strawberries on sale and get this done!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  5. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  6. What a brilliant idea! Would love you to share this at Breakfast Ideas Mondays - http://www.yummyinspirations.net/2012/04/breakfast-ideas-mondays-2.html
    Thanks!

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  7. I just LOVE this jam! I could eat it with a spoon. Thanks for reminding me this is a great time of year to make it!

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  8. This looks and sounds like something I definitely need to try!

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  9. Rachael,

    This looks amazing! I have always made the cooked jam but this would be SO much better for in the summer without all the heat in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.

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  10. Oh this looks so good! I love picking strawberries this would be great to make. I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/share-it-link-party-9.html

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  11. Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

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  12. Thanks for linking up this great recipe @CountryMommaCooks Link and Greet Party......hope to see you again tonight:)

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  13. Ooooh...looks soo yummy! Thanks for sharing at Homemade By You!

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  14. This looks delish & super easy. When you are ready to eat the jam, do you de-frost on the counter? Must it be kept in the fridge? I

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  15. I have never had freezer jam can you believe it? I am going to give this a try! How much strawberries did you use?
    Thanks for sharing this at You're Gonna Love It Tuesday!

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  16. I always thought that it would be really hard to make. I like that you can make all the jam you would use in a year in one shot. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  17. I just made peach freezer jam last night. LOVE freezer jam!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

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  18. This is such a great idea. I need to find pectin to give this a try thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  19. You know this jam looks so pretty and delicious! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    --Trish

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