Strawberries are back in season and this makes me OH SO HAPPY! Lots of grocery stores are having killer deals on them right and now so it’s the PERFECT time to buy them up and make some freezer jam that will last you all year long!
I did just that last week and plan to make more this week! It’s SUPER easy and who doesn’t love homemade fresh jam on their rolls and toast?!
Fun Fact: Freezer jam lasts for one year in your freezer and then once you start to use it, 3 weeks in your refrigerator.
So here’s my SUPER EASY no fail recipe. You’ll need:
2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed, quartered and blended
4 cups of sugar
1 box of Sure Jell fruit pectin
First things first, clean your jars and lids with soapy water. Rinse and let dry.
Quarter your strawberries and chop the stems off.
Place them in your food processor and blend until you get the consistency that you like.
Measure 2 cups of this mixture, place in a bowl and add 4 cups of sugar. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
While this is sitting on your counter, bring to a boil your box of Sure Jell and 3/4 cup water. Boil for 1 minute while stirring continuously. Remove from heat and add to your strawberry mixture, stirring for about 3 minutes until it starts to thicken up a bit.
Fill your jars immediately. I used a jar funnel so that it didn’t slosh all over the place. Make sure to leave about 1/2 inch of space from the top. Cover with your lids and leave them out at room temperature for 24 hours. Place them in the freezer when the 24 hours is up and you are good to go!
I used half pint jars and I DOUBLED this recipe and got 15 jars out of it.