Monday, June 8, 2009

Make your own Freezer Jam

It's really actually quite simple. Don't be intimidated, it only took about 30 minutes to go from fresh strawberries to strawberry jam ready to be frozen (no canning required). This jam is best kept refrigerated and used within 30 days or frozen for up to 1 year. I chose smaller jars to accommodate the 30 day usage.

All you need:

  • 4 lbs. of fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar or Splenda
  • a packet of no-cook fruit pectin
  • plastic or glass jars
Jars, tons of strawberries, and the pectin packet

I used the Ball-brand No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin (purchased at KMart). Easy instructions on the back for making your jam.

Mixing the sugar and pectin

Hulling all those sweet-smelling strawberries

Pureeing them just until crushed

Mixing the strawberries, sugar, and pectin together for 3 minutes

The fruit of my labor: 64 oz. worth of fresh strawberry freezer jam!


Josh and Kristi said...

I love reading your blog and learning about your adventures in being a housewife. I am starting to enjoy this stage in life where being domestic isn't something that just old women do. So reading your stories are encouraging and motivating as well. Hey, have you tried or know anything about Kombucha? Its a health drink make from sweet tea.

Megan at My Heart, My Home said...

Thanks girl! Yes, who knew I would be interested in this type of thing during high school? Not me! ;) Yes, I have heard of Kombucha. A couple we hang out with makes it regularly. I have yet to try it myself though. Sounds interesting! Hope you guys are doing well, I prayed for you and Josh this morning..kinda random since I saw your comment this evening!

Brent Wells said...

Hey gorgeous! BTW, I need to take one of those delicious looking jars of jam to work for some PB&J action. :-)

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