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Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam


  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x

Description

Skip store-bought jam and make your own! This simple strawberry jam recipe keeps for months in the freezer and adds a hint of sweetness to your english muffins, toast, and sandwiches. Plus, it’s super easy to make. In fact, you’ll kick yourself for not trying it sooner!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups crushed strawberries
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 pouch Certo (pectin)

Instructions

  1. Wash 4 or 5 jars with tight fitting lids in hot water.
  2. Hull and slice 2 pints strawberries. Crush fruit with a potato masher.
  3. Measure exact amount prepared fruit into a large bowl, measure sugar into separate bowl. Stir sugar into prepared fruit. Mix well. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Stir pectin into lemon juice in a small bowl.
  5. Stir pectin mixture into prepared fruit. Stir constantly until sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy, about 3 minutes.
  6. Pour into prepared containers, leaving 1/2 inch space at top for expansion during freezing. Cover and let stand at room temperature 24 hours until set. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks, otherwise store in freezer for up to 1 year.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade jam, strawberry jam