What do you do when it is 11:30pm and you realize you have a garden full of overripe strawberries? Make freezer jam! If you don't have a garden, please go to a Farmers' Market to get fresh fruit for the jam--grocery store produce just won't cut it for this one.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Strawberry Freezer Jam
4 cups crushed strawberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 pkg Freezer Jam Pectin
Overripe strawberries work the best. Wash strawberries and cut off the tops. I chose to put half of the strawberries in the blender to puree them and then crushed the other half with a potato masher. This created a good overall texture for the jam. You need four cups of mashed strawberries--not four cups of strawberries pre-mashing.
Combine freezer pectin and sugar in a medium bowl. Add strawberries. Stir vigorously for 3 minutes.
Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Pour into freezer containers. This recipe makes about four pints.
Store in the freezer for up to one year or the refrigerator for three weeks. I prefer the refrigerator version.