Saturday, March 28, 2009

easy freezer strawberry jam...

last week i replenished my freezer with strawberry jam.  i don't have any secret recipe, i just use the one on the pectin package:)  but just incase any of you haven't discovered how easy strawberry freezer jam is... this post is for you!!  i will be honest too- i prefer freezer jam to cooked jam if you have the freezer space.  not only is it so easy, but it tastes so fresh.  i am also posting the tag that i created for the jam i gave as gifts.  i used a 3" circle shaped punch to cut mine out.  you can pick one up at the craft or scrapbooking store.  Enjoy!

{strawberry freezer jam}

2 cups pureed strawberries
4 cups sugar
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 package powdered pectin
3/4 cup water

In a large bowl, combine strawberries, sugar & lemon juice.  Let sit 10 minutes.  Meanwhile in a small sauce pan- bring water to a boil.  Add pectin.  Bring back to a boil.  Cook at hard boil for 1 minute.  Pour pectin mixture into strawberries.  Stir until sugar is all dissolved. (i usually feel it between my fingers till it is no longer grainy)  Pour into washed & dried containers, either glass or plastic, store in the freezer up to 1 year or in the fridge for 1 month. 

{to get the tag: right click on the image of the tag, "save image as...", save where you want to your computer.  print ( i used a textured card stock).  attach with ribbon, twine or ric rac}

i'll post a recipe for my sister-in-law's super yummy Heavenly Biscuits.  they go perfectly with this jam!

1 comment:

Netts Nook said...

What a great recipe I can't wait to try it yours looks great.