Monday, May 4, 2009

*Bonus Recipe--Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberries are coming into season, and I have been busy making jam. I prefer freezer jam because of the fresh taste of the strawberries...Yum, yum, yum!

  • 2 cups crushed strawberries (about 2 small square baskets)
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 pkg powdered pectin
  • 3/4 cup water
  1. Combine crushed strawberries and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. Combine pectin and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over HIGH heat. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  3. Add cooked pectin to strawberry mixture. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved (about 3 minutes).

  4. Ladle strawberry mixture into clean freezer containers (I used 8 oz Ziploc containers, but I have used jelly jars in the past), leaving 1/2-inch space (since things grow when frozen!). Apply lids and let jam stand in refrigerator until set (no longer than 24 hours). Freeze (make sure to leave 1 container in the fridge--we are going to use it for cupcakes!).

  5. Enjoy! Yummy, yummy, yummy!