|This was part of the flat of strawberries |
that we purchased at Tuttles Orchard.
Bill thought I was crazy for buying so much, but I love strawberries and I have been wanting to make freezer jam. This is only the second year for our strawberry patch at home and it's not a very big patch plus the frost got to some of them back in April.
Regardless, I was determined to make freezer jam! On Saturday, I washed and cut all of the strawberries, which was 8 heaping quarts. I froze 4 quarts for a pie I plan on making later. Sunday after church was freezer jam time. It is so easy to make and tastes DELICIOUS!
|These are the strawberries that are getting ready to go into the |
coldwater. Don't they look delicious?
Next, lay the strawberries out to dry. I usually lay paper towel down on a cookie sheet and let them air dry for a little while. While they are drying, I washed five 8oz Ball freezer containers and dried them and set out 4 Ziploc quart bags to freeze the strawberries I wasn't going to use.
After the strawberries are dry, measure out the following:
- 4 cups crushed strawberries
- 1-1/2 cups of sugar (I use Splenda Granular)
- 1ea of the 1.59oz package of the Ball Simple Creations No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin
Add the crushed strawberries and stir for 3 minutes.
Ladle the mixture into the 8oz freezer containers up to the fill line and screw the lids on.
Let them stand for 30-45 minutes.
You can store in the fridge for about a month (if it lasts that long) or in the freezer for a year!
|These are the containers that are going in the freezer and there|
is half of a container that I put in the fridge!