Ginger Snap Crafts: take a look {strawberry freezer jam}

take a look {strawberry freezer jam}

Summer time is almost over!  So sad! :(
Just one more week of summer vacation for us,
& then it's back to school & getting up early!
Here's one of our favorite summer recipes!
{strawberry freezer jam}




1. Mash up your strawberries.
A potato masher would be perfect,
but you've gotta use what you have! :)
So I used a spoon.
{Don't mash them too much,
you do want some fruit pieces in your jam!}


2. Add your sugar.


3. Stir the strawberries and sugar until well mixed.
Set aside for 10 minutes.


4. Meanwhile pour your fruit pectin into 1 1/2 cups of water on the stove.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
Let it boil for 1 minute.


5.  Remove from heat.


6. Add your pectin mixture to your strawberries.
Stir together.


7. Continue stirring for 3 minutes until most of the sugar grains have dissolved.


8.  Pour into your jars.
I have these cute Ball Freezer Jars.
{They're awesome!}
Make sure you leave about 1/2 inch space at the top,
so your jam will have room to expand in the freezer.


9. Cover your containers.
Let the jam sit on the counter for 24 hours to set.


10. Then put them in the freezer until ready to eat.
{Jam can be stored for up to a year in the freezer,
and a month in the refrigerator.}


Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Yum!! I love strawberry freezer jam. It is definitely one of my all time favorites!

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  2. I love strawberry freezer jam, too, and make it every year. I often mix in blueberries or blackberries. Yum! Thanks for the photo tutorial.

    EweniqueEssentials

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  3. that looks so yummy. My husband loves everything strawberry. I honestly didn't know you could make jam so easily. You've inspired me. I just started a new link party on my blog today and I'd be honored if you'd join up with this. http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2011/08/t-time-21-and-link-up.html
    have a lovely day, Maria

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  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I have been wanting to make strawberry freezer jam for a while. I was hoping that would link this up to my Delights Me party at Doodles & Doilies.

    http://doodlesanddoilies.blogspot.com

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  5. I just made rhubarb blueberry jam yesterday, and I have the itch to make something else. This is exactly it! Thanks so much for the great recipe with easy to follow pictures.

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  6. I LOVE strawberry jam, and this looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it--
    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  7. oh my goodness I love homemade jam. Thank you for sharing and Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share! Come on over and visit and follow me.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  8. YUMM-O, Ginger! I wish I could attempt this but I am sure I woulld burn my fingers off. I love strawberry...well everything! I am seriously drooling over here! Thanks for linking up again this week.
    HUGS~
    Jenni

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  9. That jam looks delightful! And not too chunky...lol cause that would be a problem in my household! and I am going to have to find those freezer jars!

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  10. Thank you for linking this recipe to Delight Me (Doodles & Doilies). I hope you will stop by next week and show off more of your recipes!

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  11. We make this at least twice a year in double batches! Our family loves this stuff!!

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  12. I'm afraid of canning but you made me not so afriad with this post. IT looks delicious. Thanks for comig to link up at the Weekend Wow Me party! Hope to see you next weekend!

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  13. Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Ginger!

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  14. Yum! I never realized it was that easy. Thanks for sharing and great pictures!! Finding you from Nifty Thrifty!

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  15. I've decided to try freezer jam this year to save on time. Thank you for sharing! Will it travel well or does it need to stay frozen? We are driving to Texas from NC and I'd like to bring some for family.
    Thanks.

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