Friday, June 1, 2012

super simple strawberry freezer jam

this is too easy NOT to make!

strawberries are here, in season.  and word on the street is that the season is shorter than usual due to an early warm front and late frost.

ingredients:
8 cups sugar
4 cups crushed strawberries
2 boxes of pectin (i use sure-jell.  yellow box)
1 1/2 cups water



cut your strawberries and put them in a food processor or mash them by hand.

you want to end up with 4 cups of crushed strawberries.

stir in sugar

on the stove add the two envelopes (1 envelope comes in each box) of pectin to the 1 1/2 cups of water.
stir it in until and boil for one minute....it should be dissolved.

turn off heat.  add your strawberries.

now, this is where i like to add about 5 coarsely chopped strawberries because i like my jam with some chunks.

pour into clean jars leaving a little space at the top for the jam to expand.  

leave on counter till cool then store in your freezer.  that's it!


14 comments:

  1. YUM! Looks delish. Thank you for sharing the recipe. ope you are feelng well.

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  2. Oh, sounds delicious. I have "make strawberry jam" on my to-do this week. I was wondering how long this keeps? I've never done a freezer jam!

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  3. AWESOME, I WILL BE TRYING THIS OUT FOR SURE! HOWEVER, I'VE BEEN CHECKING BACK OFTEN TO FIND OUT WHETHER YOU'RE EXPECTING A SWEET LITTLE BOY OR A SWEET LITTLE GIRL! CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHEN YOU FINALLY REVEAL! I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

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  4. Made my jam this week too! So yummy!
    ~Renee Trexler

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  5. caroline, freezer jam typically keeps up to 1 year in the freezer...if it doesn't get eaten first! :)

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  6. Yummo- think I might find my way to Mandigo's tomorrow, pick a bunch, and get started on our freezer jam. Our strawberry patch at home keeps getting raided by our young farm hands and their Weekend Farmer father...hah! Well, if they're not to be eaten what are they for? Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. That looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  8. yum yum yum, and your photo's are beautiful

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  9. this is the exact same way the women in my family make it too! so delicious!!

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  10. Too funny! I just sat down to finish my coffee and read your blog. I am just in the middle of making my jam. I have 5 batches sitting on the counter waiting for me. I love making this simple freezer jam, it is a lot better than any jam you can buy in the store.
    Kristy

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  11. thanks for this- I have always wanted to try!

    Not sure why the link to email you is not working but I was wondering what kind of stone you used for your fireplace in the fsmily room???

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  12. thanks for this!! I have always wanted to try making jam :)

    Also, I was wondering what kinda stone you used on your family room fire place..any tips on building one??

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  13. Your blog absences has been missed! I hope all is well with you & your family. God Bless!

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