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Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

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Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

 

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Have you ever wondered how to make strawberry freezer jam?

Well, I have taught so many how to make freezer jam that I’ve lost count,  and I can teach you too!

It is so delicious and uses fresh fruit, making the taste absolutely phenomenal. 

Seriously,  there’s no comparison to the purchased type, when you slather the taste of summer all year long on your toast, rolls, pancakes, ice cream or whatever your taste buds dream up. 

It’s best to make this recipe when the strawberries are fresh, in season and inexpensive. 

I like to store the prepared jam in small individual freezer bags to have all year long; nothing beats the winter blues like homemade strawberry jam.

Another idea, is to make up batches of the easy no cook strawberry freezer jam, pour it into small containers with tight fitting lids, and freeze it (as directed on the package) to give as gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, or just because. 

This delicious Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam would be yummy on my moist homemade CornBread or for a special treat on the No Sour Dough Start Artisan Bread would be amazing!




No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

When the fruit is ripe, at its peak and most economical you can make jam and store it away. There are so many varieties, such as: apricot, blueberry, peach, mango, raspberry, blackberry and of course strawberry. The strawberries were first to come in season and used in the demo below.

Fill disposable containers with tight fitting lids with the jam, as well as zip lock freezer baggies.

The containers and baggies I double protect by placing them in a larger bag, before storing in the freezer.

Here’s a nifty trick:  I keep a shoe box in my freezer where I place the freezer jam filled baggies which prevents them from sliding around and getting lost in the shuffle of other food in the freezer. It also makes them easy to find and rotate.

 

Ingredients:

1 box of pectin. 

2 quarts of strawberries *disclaimer:  If any of the berries look like you will have to trim off spots, or areas that are not ripe, buy a bit more.  If you have extra berries….nummy!  (check on the box/instructions of pectin for amount to be sure)

4 cups of white sugar (again, check the box/instructions of the pectin)

Containers with tight fitting lids  (disposable or even glass jam jars would make darling gifts) that hold 1/2 cup to 2 cups / zip lock freezer baggies. 




Directions:

Wash and dry containers, not necessary with new freezer baggies. 

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

Have them ready to go.

Cut the strawberries into large chunks, if you like some texture to your jam. 

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

If you like a smooth jam, simply chop the berries really small.Now, with the chunked berries, mash them a little with a potato mashers IF you like little bits of fruit in your jam.

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam




In a separate bowl measure the exact amount of prepared fruit as called for in the recipe – don’t be tempted to add extra

In another bowl measure the exact amount of sugar no less, no more

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

This step prevents mistakes!

Stir the sugar into the prepared fruit, mix it well and let it stand for 10 minutes stirring frequently – no cheating here!                    

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

Pectin, which is what causes the jam to set up, is in the box along with the instructions. Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam Take out the packet and pour it into a small saucepan adding in the required amount of water (on the instructions sheet in the box). 

The mixture will start out lumpy, but keep stirring until it comes to a boil on high heat.

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

 

Stir CONSTANTLY!!!  It burns easily and you don’t want to waste it. 

Boil, still stirring for 1 (ONE) full minute. 

Remove it from the heat.

Now stir the pectin mixture into the fruit and stir constantly until the sugar is COMPLETELY DISSOLVED and no longer grainy, about 5 minutes.  

This is very important or your jam will ‘sugar’ and be grainy, very distasteful to eat.




Notice my little trick of lining a measuring cup with the baggie so I can fill it! 

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

I also do it with gallon bags lining a drinking pitcher. 

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

Best Easy No Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

Pretty snazzy, right!IMPORTANT STEP:  You must let the jam, in the baggies or containers sit at room temperature for 24 (count ’em 24) hours.  This allows time for the sugar to completely dissolve and the pectin to do it’s work.

  • AFTER 24 hours, the jam is ready to eat, put in the freezer and take to someone who could use a little happiness.
  • Note:  When the jam is in the freezer, it never completely sets up hard because of the sugar content, so don’t worry when it’s not solid.
  • When taking the jam out of the freezer, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerated jam will last up to 3 weeks and in the freezer for 1 year.
  • It is great in home made shakes, on waffles or pancakes (click HERE for my recipe) on toast, you name it, this is GOOD stuff

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Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018




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16 Comments

  1. Deanna says:

    Yum! Love the idea of using it on pancakes. I make extra pancakes and stick the extras in the freezer. Those ones taste best toasted and a little jam on it would be perfect.

  2. I looooooove making my own jams and jellies along with all the other wonderful things I am able to can from garden season. Pinned and shared. Stopping by from The Yuck Stops Here party.

  3. I just enjoyed reading this so much, Carrie. I love the little touches of humor mixed in with the instructions – “…there is a reason freezer jam is so good” – lol! Strawberries are in season here, so I may have to make some freezer jam this weekend.

  4. Cyndi says:

    I freeze everything but have not found a good jam recipe. Can’t wait to try! Thanks for partying with us at Wake Up Wednesdays.

  5. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe for jam on Four Seasons Blog Hop~ It’s almost strawberry season:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  6. This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly

  7. Kimberly says:

    Yum! This looks amazing. Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. Please come and show off on Monday at 7 pm. We love having you.
    http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Diane Roark says:

    Carrie,

    Your freezer jam sound so delicious. I love that it has so few ingredients. It is just simply delicious fruit.

    Sharing! Blessings,
    Diane Roark

  9. Rachael says:

    This use to be my go to strawberry jam recipe, but a couple of years ago I stumbled upon , “Mrs. Wages, No Cook, Freezer Jam” that only uses 1 1/2 cups of sugar to 4 cups of crushed fruit! I’ll have to bring you some over and see what you think! My kids eat it by the spoon full and we love to give it as gifts with a fresh loaf of bread! 🙂 It is also my little brother’s favorite (who is very much in bachelor mode) and I taught him to make it!! I even converted my grandma into making it!! 🙂

  10. Heaven says:

    I love freezer jam! I’ve never let it sit for 24 hours, though. I bet that would help with my peach freezer jam that never dissolves the sugar. Pinned!

  11. Thanks for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday Linky! I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest Board. Hope you stop by and link up tomorrow!

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