Need a quick gift?
What about a party favor?
Or what if you just hate to cook like I do?
And don’t you just love fresh strawberries?
Then boy oh boy do I have the solution for you.
This homemade strawberry freezer jam is quick and couldn’t be any easier.
I made 36 little jars in no time as a take home favor for a party we had recently.
And I’m pleased to say that I’ve had several requests for more.
Here’s what you need:
Tiny mason jars (I used 4 oz simply because they are so darn cute)
4 lbs of fresh strawberries
1.5 cups of sugar
3.5 tbsp of Ball Instant Freezer Jam Pectin (can be found at any grocery store)
And here’s all you need to do:
1. Wash, stem and slice your strawberries and put them in a bowl.
(the little strawberry de-stemmer thingy works great!) (and wash your strawberries several times)
2. Use your masher thingy utensil and crush your strawberries.
(you can leave it somewhat chunky depending on your taste)
Here’s what it will look like after you mash them all up:
3. In a separate bowl stir together sugar and Pectin.
4. Grab your mashed berries and mix them in with your sugar and Pectin mixture.
(just stir it for about 3 or 4 minutes)
5. Your mixture is now ready to be put into your cute little jars.
(you can use a canning funnel or a soup spoon or ladle. Doesn’t matter.)
Let your fresh and fabulous homemade freezer jam set for about 30 minutes.
While you wait decorate your jars and make you some cute little tags.
Tie your tags onto your jars with some jute.
This recipe makes 12 to 14 four oz jars.
You could easily get 6 to 8 eight oz jars as well.
Your fresh strawberry freezer jam can be stored in your freezer for up to a year!
Store it in your freezer for a year or your refrigerator for a month.