Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lower Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam

With another batch of local strawberries, I made some freezer jam. I love freezer jam- it's so easy, and has a fresher flavor than cooked jams. I use the Sure-Jell brand of pectin; the one for reduced-sugar recipes. Here is the recipe I use, off the Kraft website.

Reduced- Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam

4 cups prepared fruit (buy about 4 pt. fully ripe strawberries)
3 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
1 box SURE.JELL For Less or No Sugar Needed Recipes Premium Fruit Pectin
1 cup water

1. RINSE clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.

2. CRUSH strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. (I just use my food processor- be careful not to over-process so there are still small chunks of fruit). Measure exactly 4 cups crushed strawberries into large bowl.

3. MIX sugar and pectin in large saucepan. Stir in water. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add strawberries; stir 1 minute or until well blended.

4. FILL all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.

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HoneyB said...

Looks great! I think I will try your recipe when we get our strawberries!

Sonya said...

I love strawberry jam on warm biscuits and english muffins.

The Winwards said...

Thanks for posting the recipe. I love freezer jam but have never made it. I will have to try it because it tasted fabulous in the cupcakes you made!

Carrie said...

My bf's mom makes strawberry freezer jam and it is SO delicious!

Etleva said...

Can you buy the pectin at the commissary? I really want to make this jam this weekend.

Etleva said...

Can you buy the pectin at the commissary? I really want to make this jam this weekend.

What a Dish! said...

No, they no longer sell ANY there, sadly. I've discovered a new brand but you'll have to use the recipe on the container. It's from Amazon though, so no instant jam making. http://www.amazon.com/Ball-RealFruitTM-Instant-Pectin-Batch/dp/B004U8R0ME/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371290080&sr=8-1&keywords=BALL+freezer+jam+pectin