This Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe is so easy and tastes so good, everyone will want to put it on everything from biscuits to ice cream!

Made with just three ingredients, strawberry freezer jam is the best way to keep the fresh taste of summer going all year long. Make it low sugar or sugar free with artificial sweeteners, or toss in some rhubarb for a sweet-tart sensation. No special canning equipment or hot liquid bath are needed to make this delicious spread or topping either! Keep your kitchen cool, because this easy and versatile recipe is truly no sweat!

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Simple Freezer Jam Recipe!

  • Freezer strawberry jam contains just 3 ingredients; strawberries, sugar, and freezer jam pectin which is readily available and makes homemade jam a breeze!
  • Made with fresh or frozen berries, freezer jams are fun projects that make charming edible gifts, and are a no cook activity for kids to help out.
  • No hot water baths, complicated canning equipment, or long hours in the kitchen. Freeze in freezer-safe glass jars for last-minute gift giving!

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Ingredients And Variations

FRUIT: Strawberries are a popular fruit that has a jewel-toned hue but if you want different fruits that are colorful and tasty, try blackberries, blueberries, rhubarb, or even fresh cherries while they are in season! Frozen fruits or berries need to be thawed in a colander in the sink before using. The excess liquid from the fruit will drain out.

SUGAR: Plain white sugar is recommended but superfine white sugar will dissolve more quickly. Sugar free sweeteners like granulated Splenda can also be used.

PECTIN: Because pectin is a gelling agent found in fruit, it is naturally gluten-free. Look for specific freezer jam pectin in powder or liquid form. Certa, or Ball both make freezer jam pectin that’s ready to use, and low or no sugar blends typically set a gel better, too.

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How To Make Strawberry Freezer Jam

Everyone can make strawberry jam without heating up the kitchen! Just follow these easy steps.

  • Hull the strawberries (which means to remove the leafy cap as well as the tough inner core of the strawberry)
  • Mash strawberries to make 4 cups (as per recipe below).
  • Stir in sugar and pectin and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Pour into jars leaving a ½” space at the top. Wipe rims and cover with lids.

For best results, chill a minimum of 2 hours before using.

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How To Store?

Jam can be stored in mason jars, or other tight fitting plastic containers. Freeze for up to 1 year or refrigerate for 3 weeks.

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Ways To Serve Strawberry Jam

It’s so easy to make a fresh batch of strawberry freezer jam. Feel free to slather it on everything! Enjoy it on French toast, sourdough banana bread, pear bread, over ice cream, on a strawberry shortcake. Or just keep it simple and serve with a slice of homemade fresh bread, toast, or homemade buns.

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Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Fresh or frozen strawberries are combined with sugar and freezer jam pectin to create a luscious spread that is delicious on biscuits or as a dessert topping.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 88 servings
Author Candace

Ingredients  

  • 4 cups mashed strawberries just over 4 pounds (about 4 ¼ pounds before hulling
  • 1 ½ cups sugar *
  • 5 Tablespoons freezer jam pectin (1 pouch)

Instructions 

  • Wash and hull* strawberries. Mash strawberries using a potato masher or meat chopper to reach 4 cups.
  • In a large bowl, add berries, sugar, and pectin, stirring for 3 minutes.
  • Add jam to jars, leaving ½ inch at the top. Wipe jar rims and cover with lids.
  • Allow to rest for 30 minutes to thicken before serving or storing.

Notes

  • *To 'hull' a strawberry means to remove the leafy cap as well as the tough inner core of the strawberry. Do this carefully, using a pairing knife.
  • Makes just over 5 cups.
  • Freeze for up to 1 year, or refrigerate for 3 weeks. (Strawberry freezer jam is not shelf stable, and requires cold storage.)
  • *Granulated SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener may be substituted. Refer to instructions for substitution ratios.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 19 | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe used the same one for years, also do jam,can whole strawberry icon a lot love it im 76 my mother taught us girls to can at an early age