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Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Angela has lived with many inflammatory illnesses. Through the changes in her diet and the use of supplements, her life has turned around.

I like to use old peanut butter jars when I make my strawberry freezer jam.

I like to use old peanut butter jars when I make my strawberry freezer jam.

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe With Sure-Jell

This recipe is a sweet treat that can be spread on a bagel, toast, or used as a topping for ice cream. Making freezer jam with Sure-Jell is so easy that you can make several cans of this yummy treat in mere hours.

By having many jars prepared ahead of time, this can make an excellent gift for any event, whether a housewarming gift for a new neighbor or a present for your child's teacher. Make sure to dress it up by using a cute looking mason jar, take a square piece of fabric tie it on the top. Everyone will enjoy this excellent easy-to-make jam!

Ingredients

  • 2 cup strawberries, mashed
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 box Sure-Jell
  • 3/4 cups water

Instructions

  1. Choose smaller strawberries, as they are sweeter, and make better jam. I also like to wait until they are dark red, right before they spoil, as these are also especially sweet. Make sure to wash strawberries of all dirt and chemicals, cut off stems, and spoiled portions.
  2. Once the strawberries are washed and cut, take a potato masher, then mash up your fruits until they are like soup.
  3. Once the strawberries are mashed thoroughly, take 2 cups of mashed-up strawberries, then measure out 4 cups of sugar and mix. It is essential to measure the cups as precise as possible, for it to gel well.
  4. Once mixed, set a timer for 10 minutes. The mixture should sit for at least 10 minutes for the sugar to dissolve well. Throughout this time, occasionally stir.
  5. Prepare the Sure-Jell. There are other types of pectin that work well, but this is the brand I choose. Prepare this mixture on the stove, as the box indicates. It is a good idea to wait until your mixture has been sitting for at least 10 minutes since you will need to mix it with your strawberries immediately.
  6. Once prepared, immediately stir the Sure-Jell into your strawberry mixture, stirring rapidly. Continue to stir for at least 3 minutes after you add the Sure-Jell.
  7. Then pour into containers. Old peanut butter jars work well, as well as Mason jars. Fill it to about a half-inch below the lid.
  8. If you have more strawberries, then begin again at step one. Do not double your recipe, as the pectin will not gel well if doubled.
  9. After all, the jars have been filled, close them, and set it aside for 24 hours, at least, which will give time for it to become the consistency of jelly. After it has set out for an entire day, then you can place it into the freezer and give it away to friends.

© 2012 Angela Michelle Schultz

Comments

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on June 26, 2013:

Yumm! It´s always nice to have a selfmade strawberry jam especially at wintertime. Thanks for sharing this easy to follow step by step recipe. Voted up and useful;-)

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 14, 2013:

Nothing better in this world than homemade strawberry freezer jam. In the winter, I take some out and taste the summertime! Great directions.

idigwebsites from United States on December 07, 2012:

Looks really good! Good thing those peanut butter jars are not thrown away and are ok for re-use for other foodstuffs. Glass jars are the best compared to plastic. And thanks for sharing your step-by-step images that makes doing this recipe much easier. Voted up and useful. :)

Liz Rayen from California on December 06, 2012:

This recipe sounds so easy and looks so delicious. Strawberry Jam is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for sharing! ♥ Thumbs up and shared

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 26, 2012:

I have strawberries now I need to do something with, glad I came across this!

Angela Michelle Schultz (author) from United States on July 17, 2012:

This is very simple. Next year I think I might try to raise my own strawberries, but I was just too short on time to do a strawberry garden. But we got ours from a local market and they were so sweet and good.

Robin Edmondson from San Francisco on July 17, 2012:

I love strawberry jam and yours looks amazing! My kids and I just made about 30 jars of blackberry and olallieberry jam from berries that we picked from a berry farm. I think it makes a huge difference if the berries are fresh; I think it's the best jam we have ever made because we didn't buy the berries from the market. We make the cooked version; this version seems much simpler. We will have to try freezer jam next time, especially if we are short on time!

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on July 12, 2012:

Looks delicious! I missed going strawberry picking this year but will save your recipe for next year.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author) from United States on July 10, 2012:

It's even better on ice cream!

Dianna Mendez on July 10, 2012:

So yummy and very tasty! I love fresh, home-made jam on toast in the mornings. Thanks for sharing.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author) from United States on July 08, 2012:

It is simple and yummy. You both should try it!

Jasmine on July 08, 2012:

Yummy! This strawberry jam looks so inviting! The recipe is so simple that I have to try it out.

Jenn from Pennsylvania on July 08, 2012:

Looks great! I have wanted to make my own jam for a while, so this was very useful.