Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Just Picked

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. 


Peggy said...

Oh, looks yummy... both the strawberries and the jam. :)

Thanks for the recipe. I don't know how many strawberries we are going to get, but our tomatoes are starting to come on strong!

rob said...

Save some for me!

Lori said...

i remember when my mom made strawberry freezer jam. such memories. it always tasted so fresh. i used to make sandwiches with strawberry jam and cheese. i know. odd. i also made cheese and dill pickle sandwiches. ; ) kids!