Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

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August 05, 2009|By Julie Rothman | Julie Rothman,Special to The Baltimore Sun

Mrs. Eugene Rose from Haviland, Kan., was looking for a recipe for making strawberry freezer jam. Catherine Wanniski of Boothwyn, Pa., sent in a very easy recipe for making the jam. Her recipe calls for using Simple Creations freezer jam fruit pectin by Ball. The key to making any successful no-cook jam is using the correct type of fruit pectin and the best fruit available. While this recipe is for making strawberry jam, the package of fruit pectin provides helpful instructions and proportions for making the jam with other fruits and berries. It also gives directions for making sugar-free jam. If you've never tried making your own jam, nothing could be easier than this recipe.

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Makes: 4 8-ounce portions

4

pounds fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and cut up

1 1/2

cups sugar

1

11.59-ounce package Ball brand Simple Creations no-cook freezer jam fruit pectin

Stir sugar and contents of a package of freezer jam pectin in a bowl until well blended.

Crush strawberries thoroughly with a potato masher (you should have 4 cups when crushed) and add into sugar mixture. Stir for 3 minutes.

Ladle into clean jars or plastic freezer containers to fill line. Let stand for 30 minutes or until thickened. Freeze.

Will keep in the refrigerator for 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.

Nutrition information

Per serving (2 teaspoons): 24 calories, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams protein, 6 grams carbohydrate, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 0 milligrams sodium

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