This truly is an easy freezer strawberry jam recipe that will go well with homemade biscuits recipe, and you know how to make butter to compliment this easy freezer strawberry jam recipe. I thought making jelly and jam would be difficult, so I kept putting it off. Little did I know it was so easy to whip up a quick batch. Next time I can’t wait to make it with my mom. We NEVER had store bought jelly in our house when I was growing up, and I wanted to give my kids the same great jellies and jams my mom makes. I had been buying those jellies at the store, then I saw they are made with high fructose corn syrup. I am not if sure if they even use real juice. Grape jelly is what we normally buy, but I love strawberry. I also wanted to reduce sugar than most of the recipes call for to make. This is my version of:
Easy Freezer Strawberry Jam Recipe
Ingredients for Easy Freezer Strawberry Jam Recipe:
4 cups crushed Strawberries (about 2 cartons)
3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 package of pectin
Directions for How to Make Easy Freezer Strawberry Jam Recipe:
1. Wash the strawberries really well. I like to fill the sink and dump them in the water with a couple drops of soap and let them hang out for a little bit. Drain and rinse to remove the soap.
2. Crush the strawberries to make a puree. There are a couple of methods for this. Put them in a blender and blend. Or you could use a food processor. My favorite is to get out the immersion blender and just blend it right in the pot.
3. Place crushed strawberries in a large pot and add the sugar and lemon juice and turn the heat on medium. Then add the pectin to the mixture. Keep stirring this whole time, so this will not burn.
4. When the strawberries are coming to a rolling boil, a boil that cannot be stirred down. Time for one minute and stir continuously. Then remove from heat.
I just love this homemade strawberry jam recipe. I still have another couple of jars in the freezer. Next I think I am going to use the same measurements, but make a berry jam with blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Doesn’t that just sound wonderful? Have you ever made homemade jam?
What is your favorite fruit to make jellies and jams?