I love the taste of homemade jam, haven’t bought commercial jam in over a year, and I don’t plan on buying any for the next year. Last summer I made a batch of strawberry freezer jam, and this spring another small batch of rhubarb&strawberry jam. Last fall/winter I also made 2 batches of marmelade. The recipe is over here.
We still have a few jars left but it was time to make more. I went to the market Sunday morning, and bought some nice fruits and veggies, and a 1/2 crate of strawberries.
I like to make the freezer type jam, just because it is way more simple, no need to be sure everything is tightly sealed. just let them stad at room temperature for 24hrs and then place them in the freezer and it’s good for a year. Also it’s uncooked so taste even more like summer.
Here is the recipe I use.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
4 cups of fresh strawberries
4 cups of sugar
1 package of fruit pectin
Prepare your strawberries, by removing the stems and cutting them. Place in a large bowl, crush the strawberries.
Add the sugar the berries. Do not reduce the sugar since this could result in your jam not setting.
Stir 1 package of fruit pectin and ¾ cups of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Add pectin mixture tu fruit, stirring for 3 minutes, or until sugar is completely dissolved.
Fill your jars, leaving 1/2inch space at tops for expansion during freezing. Place lids on your jars.
Let stand at room temperature 24 hours or until set.
This can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks, or keep frozen for up to a year.
Do you like making your own jams?