Strawberry Freezer Jam


Karen showed us how to make this beautiful Strawberry Freezer Jam. Summer is the time where we get all the delicious, nutritious and antioxidant laden berries and what better than preserving them in freezer jam for enjoyment all year round.

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The Freezer Jam can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 8 months.

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This is a no-cook freezer jam using light pectin crystals. The freezer jam pectin requires less than half the sugar used in freezer spreads made with regular pectins.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups (2L) strawberries (about 2 lbs), hulled
  • 1 box (49g) light pectin crystals
  • 3 1/4 cups (800ml) granulated sugar

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Do not use overripen strawberries for making freezer jam. This is due to the need for the acidity in the strawberries to react with the sugar and pectin to form the jam.

Click on the link below for the instructions.

Instructions

IMG_6571In a large bowl and using a potato masher, crush the strawberries.
IMG_6572In a small bowl, whisk pectin crystals with 1/4 cup (50ml) of the sugar.
IMG_6574Add to 4 cups of strawberries and stir to combine; let stand for 30 minutes.
IMG_6575Add to the remaining sugar and stir until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.
IMG_6576Pour into six 1 cup (250ml) airtight containers, leaving 1/4 inch (5 mm) head space. Wipe jar rim to remove any stickiness. Cover with lids. Let stand undisturbed at room temperature until set, about 24 hours.Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 8 months.

Karen, thank you for sharing both the home canning and making low sugar freezer jam technique.

Arzeena, thank you for organizing the workshop.

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