Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mmm....Strawberry Jam

I came across a recipe in Prevention magazine the other day for making Freezer Jam. I have heard of doing freezer jam, but never have tried it. But it sounded so yummy! So, today we went to the store, and I saw the stuff I needed to make a batch. Very easy, and to my surprise very YUMMY! I was surprised because I had never done jam or jelly before, so didn't know if it would even taste good.

Here is the recipe that I followed from Ball Plastic Freezer Jar package:

No Cook Strawberry Jam

4 cups crushed strawberries
1-1/2 c. sugar or Splenda
1 (1.59 oz. pkg) Ball Simple Creations Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin

Stir sugar and contents of package of pectin in bowl until well blended.
Add 4 cups of crushed strawberries. Stir for 3 minutes.
Ladle jam into clean jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes.

The Plastic Freezer Jars and the Freezer Jam Pectin can be found with other canning supplies at most stores. Very easy, and yummy! And I love that I can use Splenda (cup for cup) in this recipe.
Now I can't wait to go and get some blackberries and try out some blackberry jam! With this recipe you can use different fruit. Just as long as it measures out to 4 cups. One recipe I want to try also is strawberry and raspberries. YUM!
Tomorrow I'll have to make some homemade bread to go with this jam...can't wait!!

1 comment:

Mardell Lamb said...

Hi Renae,
Mmmmm, strawberry jam is the best (next to black raspberry jam!) I didn't get ANY strawberries this year. Talk about a bummer.
Hope all is well in Beallsville!

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