When I went to home to my grandparents this past week, we were lucky enough to get several gallons of gorgeously ripe fresh strawberries. My mother made several batches of this freezer jam. It is a great way to preserve strawberries for enjoyment throughout the year. The color is very bright and hold even through the freezing process. We eat this jam on toast, ice cream and in place of syrup on pancakes.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
- 2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 package of pectin
- 3/4 cup water
Mix crushed strawberries with sugar and let sit for 10 minutes. Combine pectin and water in a small saucepan and and bring to a boil. Boil for a minute. Add this to the strawberries. Allow to rest for 3 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars. Screw tops onto jars and allow to sit for 24 hours. Place in freezer until ready to use. Makes 5 pint jars.