Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Who doesn't love homemade jam?  As a kid I remember getting in my grandma's fridge and lathering my toast with the delicious jam. 

Now that I'm a mom, I want my daughter to enjoy this delicious treat too.  So I decided to try making my first batches of jam.

This was so easy and I'm baffled that I never tried it before now.

Ingredients for one batch
2 cups of mashed strawberries
4 cups of sugar
1 package of pectin 
1 cup of water 

Buy scrumptious strawberries from your local organic market!

Wash and stem your strawberries.

Mash your strawberries in a bowl.

If you want thicker, mash until chunky. If you want smooth, mash until liquid like.

Stir in four cups of sugar and allow your mix to set for 10-15 minutes.

Turn your burner on high.  Pour 1 cup of water into a small sauce pan, slowly pour in your Pectin packet while whisking.  Keep stirring until your mix comes to a boil and stir for one minute. 

Pour your pectin into the bowl you have had sitting and stir for three minutes.

Ladle out your mix into your clean freezer containers and leave 1/2 inch for the mix to settle.  Let sit for three hours then freeze.  

You're done! 

This is two batches

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