Strawberry Freezer Jam
Would you love to learn how to make your own homemade preserves and jam? You're in luck, because here is Grandma's recipe for an easy to make Strawberry Freezer Jam. There is nothing like a homemade jam made with fresh strawberries to enjoy on toast, bread or even to sneak a spoonful here and there. Throughout history homesteaders have been enjoying making preserves and jams to use their fresh strawberries and to keep them longer. You don't need much more than strawberries, white sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice to make this jam, and of course, you'll need the nice jars to put it in. Making strawberry jam is a great present to give away to your friends and family. Just add some pretty labels and maybe add some colourful cloth on top of the lid and you're all set. Try out this awesome recipe and other printable recipes from Grandma's collection and enjoy your own home cooked meals and treats.***
Makes 4 cups
This is a printable recipe.
2 pints strawberries, or enough to make 2 cups crushed strawberries
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups granulated sugar
1(3 ounce) envelope Certo
Wash and rinse 2-4 jars, depending on what size you decide to you.
This is freezer jam, so wash the jars in hot soapy water, and rinsed in hot clean water is fine, you do not need to boil and sterilize with freezing method.
Give the berries a rinse and remove the stems. Mash the berries by hand in a large bowl with a potato masher. It is nice to have texture to the berries.
Measure exactly 2 cups of strawberries into a large bowl along with the sugar and stir together. Once you the two well mixed, let stand for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
While the mixture is sitting take a small bowl or glass measuring cup and stir the Certo pectin into the lemon juice.
Once you have waiting the required 10 minutes for the berry/sugar mixture, stir in the pectin mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula.
You will need to stir for about 4 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved and you see no grains of sugar left behind other than a bit that may be clinging to the side of the bowl.
Ladle the jam into the clean jars and leave 1/2 space at the top of each jar.
This is very important as the jam will expand when it freezes. Put a lid on each jar and leave the jam at room temperature for 24 hours to set.
Store in the freezer. This jam is good for a year. When you want to eat a jar, just transfer to the refrigerator to thaw and store any uneaten jam in the refrigerator. Good for about 3 weeks.
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Nutrition Facts for: Strawberry Freezer Jam From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Strawberries, lemon juice, granulated sugar, Certo.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 small jars. * Per serving: Calories 849, Calories from Fat 5, Total Fat 0.6g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 28mg 1%, Potassium 281mg 8%, Carbohydrates 225.1g 75%, Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%, Sugars 208.9g, Protein 1.3g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 179%, Calcium 3%, Iron 6%
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