My canning of strawberry jam is done.We took the boys to a strawberry farm and made a day of it.And after their tummies were full and they lost interest we packed up a trunk full of berries and headed home.I made 14 pint jars of yummy jam.The kids love it on their pancakes and waffles or over homemade bread in the cooler months.And it really is easy to make.Our blackberries are going to be ready in the coming weeks and I will put up blackberry jam as well.YUM!
Strawberry Freezer Jam
1 quart fully ripe strawberries
4 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 box fruit pectin (like Sure Jell)
You will need clean containers and lids; rinse them thoroughly with boiling water and make sure they are completely dry.
Rinse strawberries gently with clean water, pat dry, then stem and crush them thoroughly, one layer at a time.
Measure exactly 2 cups crushed berries into a large bowl; stir in sugar.
Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mix water and pectin in small saucepan; bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
Continue boiling and stirring 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add to fruit mixture; stir constantly for three minutes or until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy; a few sugar crystals may remain and that's okay.
Fill prepared containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops.
Wipe off top edges and immediately cover with lids.
Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
Your jam is now ready to use, and can be stored in the fridge for up to three weeks or frozen for up to one year.
Thaw frozen jam in the fridge before using.