Apr 5, 2008

Recipe for Strawberry Freezer Jam

For years I have been purchasing jelly that is sugar free, with no artificial sweeteners added. This week, my husband asked me to get jam the next time, something with a bit of "body", not just jelly. Guess what? I forgot...but Strawberry prices were down, so I have a lot of those, and now I also have a great recipe for Strawberry Jam that you can use right away, or store in the freezer and use later, here goes:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pt boxes of fresh strawberries, washed, drained and hulls removed
  • 2 1/2 C of fresh pineapple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 7 C sugar (Healthy alternative: raw sugar, or better yet, try using natural honey. You don't need as much honey as sugar, experiment, I'd try about 1/3 - 1/2 the amount.)
  • 2 pkgs (1 3/4 oz) powdered pectin
  • 1 C cold water
  • 4 pt freezer containers with lids

Preparation:

  • Put strawberries in a mixing bowl large enough to hold all ingredients.
  • Crush the strawberries with a potato masher.
  • Measure out 2 1/2 C strawberries and place in a another bowl.
  • Add the pineapple to the strawberries.
  • Slowly add the sugar (or honey) and stir until well combined.
  • Place the cold water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the pectin.
  • Stir continuously until water begins to boil.
  • Boil 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pour the water mixture into with the fruit.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Continue stirring 4 minutes.
  • Pour into the freezer containers and cover.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.

Put a container in the refrigerator for immediate use, and the rest can be put in the freezer for future use. The jam can be frozen for up to 6 months, and will last in the refrigerator for a few weeks. It takes a container about 1 hours to thaw after it has been removed from the freezer.





Image Credit: Pixabay Updated 2/3/16

Okay, I'm off to check and see whether or not I have some pectin, I DO have everything else, I think, so my husband should be happy! I'll let you know.

4 comments:

  1. This sounds yummy and I know my hubby would prefer it to the store brand! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love this recipe, I will make it this weekend! My mom used to make jelly and jam when I was growing up, but I never stayed around long enough to try to learn her method. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Momma that sounds yummy!! looks like a recipe you can use for any kind of Jam you want! I will definitely be trying it!

    Lemme know how dad likes it hehe

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  4. Heather8:31 PM

    Momma that sounds yummy!! looks like a recipe you can use for any kind of Jam you want! I will definitely be trying it!

    Lemme know how dad likes it hehe

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