Strawberry Freezer Jam

Take vine ripened strawberries and make them into delicious jam. Here's how.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 24 hr 20 min
  • Servings 160

Ingredients

1
quart (4 cups) strawberries, cut in half
4
cups sugar
3/4
cup water
1
package (1 3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 1 Mash strawberries with potato masher or in food processor until slightly chunky (not pureed) to make 2 cups crushed strawberries. Mix strawberries and sugar in large bowl. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Mix water and pectin in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour hot pectin mixture over strawberry mixture; stir constantly 3 minutes.
  • 3 Immediately spoon mixture into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe rims of containers; seal. Let stand at room temperature about 24 hours or until set.
  • 4 Store in freezer up to 6 months or in refrigerator up to 3 weeks. Thaw frozen jam and stir before serving.

Expert Tips

Raspberry Freezer Jam: Substitute 3 pints (6 cups) raspberries (3 cups crushed) for the strawberries. Increase sugar to 5 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.