Straight from the garden this morning:
Ready for lunch tomorrow:
|Two Batches of Freezer Jam!|
Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam just seems to taste better when you grow the strawberries yourself! The first time I made freezer jam years ago, we decided we'd never be able to eat anything else. It's so much better than anything you can get from the store.
Here's the recipe I use:
Strawberry* Freezer Jam
2 c. pureed strawberries
4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Combine and stir very well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
In a small saucepan, combine:
3/4 c. water
1/3 c. pectin**
Stir constantly, over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
Pour pectin mixture into strawberries and stir for 3 minutes. Pour into jars (I use old Skippy peanut butter jars). Let stand for 24 hours before storing in freezer.
One batch makes about 3 jars
*I've substituted peaches or I've used half strawberries, half peaches with great results. Other berries can be used as well. It's pretty versatile.
**I get my pectin in Amish country, but I used to use a boxed variety (where I originally found the recipe) from a local discount grocery store.