I recently headed over to my local CSA and picked some organic strawberries. While as a family, we could just eat them all right up, but I did decide to keep a quart just for jam.
Since I’m not a fan of cooking unless recipes are super duper easy, I decided to make easy freezer jam and share this Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe with you. I also wanted to experiment and sweeten with honey. It seemed like a shame to sweeten all of those delicious organic strawberries with too much table sugar.
- 4 cups crushed fresh strawberries
- ½ – 1 cup of honey (depends on how sweet you want it)
- 2 envelopes of dry pectin – I used Knox brand
- 1 & ½ cups water
- Rinse, wash, remove stems, and crush strawberries
- Mix crushed strawberries with honey, and let stand for 10 minutes. Start with ½ cup honey, and add more until you reach desired sweetness.
- Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute. Stir the boiling water into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into plastic storage containers. (I used extra small ziploc storage containers.)
- Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.
- This filled 3 extra small ziploc containers. Easily double the recipe for more!
- The jam lasts for about a month in the refrigerator after you take it out of the freezer. I added some tape and “removed from freezer:” as a reminder to date it when I remove from the freezer.
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