Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

homemade strawberry freezer jam

Every May when the strawberries go on sale I make strawberry freezer jam:). Our family loves strawberry jam more than any other kind. There is no comparing store bought to homemade jam…homemade is light years better! This year I decided to freeze all the jam because its quicker and easier than canning it. I can make a years supply of jam for all six of us in just a few hours.  I’ve included the recipe for 1 batch below.

Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

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homemade strawberry freezer jam

For one batch of Strawberry Freezer Jam you will need:

4 –  pints of strawberries 8 cups cut = 4 cups crushed

1 –  pink box of Sure Jell (less or no sugar pectin)Sure Jell No Sugar Pectin, 1.75 oz (Pack of 2)

3 cups sugar

*you can use the yellow box of pectin as well, it just calls for more sugar & less strawberries per batch*

Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, 1.75 Ounce Box (Pack of 8)

For a year supply at our house (including lots of PB & J sandwiches) I went to the grocery store and bought 16lbs of strawberries, 7 boxes of the pink boxes of sure jell  (which again uses less sugar than the other kind), and lots and LOTS of sugar:).

Strawberry freezer jam

To make the Strawberry Jam:

  1. Wash the strawberries.

homemade strawberry freezer jam2) Cut the strawberries up and toss stems till you have 8 cups of cut strawberries.

homemade strawberry freezer jam3) Mash the strawberries in a bowl.  You can either mash them by hand or with the help of a blender.  I use my old bakelite potato masher for this job with the kiddos help.  It crushes the strawberries perfectly:).
homemade strawberry freezer jam

homemade strawberry freezer jam

* If your arms tire easily and don’t have a helper a quicker way to do this is with a blender.  It does make the strawberries a little foamier and a little pinker but it amazingly fast!  You can see the difference in the two different ways through the pics.

 

homemade strawberry freezer jam

homemade strawberry freezer jam

4)  In a large saucepan add the sugar and pectin and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil for one minute (don’t forget to stir while waiting for it boil).  Take off heat once the minute is up.


homemade strawberry freezer jam

5)  Stir in the crushed strawberries.

homemade strawberry freezer jam
6)   Pour into ball jars and leave about an inch of space at the top for when the jam expands

homemade strawberry freezer jam
homemade strawberry freezer jam7) Leave the jars out overnight to cool and set before freezing.  You can see the difference in the color between the strawberries that were hand mashed and the ones that were mashed in the blender.

homemade strawberry freezer jam

Don’t forget to add the lids!!!

homemade strawberry freezer jam

The strawberry jars will last for a month in the fridge or a year in the freezer.  Hope you enjoy your strawberry freezer jam and like it as much as we do!

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8 thoughts on “Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

  1. It is really really yummy, i love strawberry jam and i should try to make it soon. Thanks for your sharing

  2. My daughter asked me if I could make her some strawberry freezer jam like her grandma made.
    She has fond memories of her dear grandmother, and strawberry jam is one of them.
    When my daughter was 13 & going through chemo, her grandma loaded her up with this jam since many things didn’t appeal to her at the time.
    So I searched recipes & yours is the one we will make. I’m certain she’s going to love it. Just like grandma’s. 😊❤

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