Strawberry Freezer Jam
This is the season for strawberries!!! I am so excited, because my family can easily consume them at a rate of 4 pounds an hour…really! And, since they are in season, they are abundant, on sale, and sooo good! Today, I am going to show you one way to preserve this wonderful fruit by making freezer jam.
You will want to begin with 2 quarts of fresh strawberries.
Don’t work with more than this at a time, or you can get a huge mess…trust me on this one, mmmkay? Gently mash the strawberries with a fork or potato masher. Using a blender or food processor also works really well and is much faster. In a separate bowl, mix together 2/3 cup sugar and 2 Tablespoons pectin very well.
Add in the mashed strawberries and mix together for 3 full minutes.I personally set a timer on this one, because 3 minutes can seem like an eternity after only 30 seconds. I know just how long I’ve stirred and how long I need to keep going for.
Carefully pour into clean pint jars. (see what happens when you are ladeling and taking a pic at the same time?)
You of course want to use clean jars. I like the ball freezer jars, but any freezer capable jar is fine. I’ve reused old jelly jars for this, old spaghetti sauce jars, whatever. For the most part, it’s not going to be in the freezer for longer than a couple months anyway.