If you want to enjoy a good breakfast every day, this strawberry freezer jam is just what you’re looking for.
Instead of wasting food and time in the grocery store, make this tasty jam that will stay fresh for a long time.
If Breakfast Is Your Favorite Meal, You’ll Love This Strawberry Freezer Jam
Get your ingredients ready!
For this strawberry freezer jam recipe, you will need strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, water, and pectin.
You should also get your freezer plastic or glass jars with snap-on lids. This is the best way to keep the jam preserved in the freezer.
However, if you are using glass jars, make sure that they are suitable for the freezer! They will need to be either tempered (specialist canning jars) or specially labelled for freezing.
Now, you are ready to cook the jam
To start, combine the fruit with lemon juice and mix in a large bowl. Keep mixing and add the sugar. Let the fruit soak and absorb everything for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, put water and the pectin in a saucepan, until it gets to a rolling boil. Keep boiling for at least 1 minute, and then continue to sir.
This will be the cooked pectin that gives your jam the texture and gel-like structure. Add it to the fruit mixture afterward, and stir for another few minutes.
Make sure your jars are clean so that you can ladle the jam in. Leave a bit of headspace and let it stand.
Don’t wait more than a day to serve or refrigerate. Although, it is possible to store it for longer if you freeze it immediately.
As you can see, it’s a relatively low-key and simple process. Make sure you watch the food as it cooks, and have the jars ready for storage.
You can use the jam as you want it throughout the year, but remember that once you thaw it, it should be consumed quickly.
Get ready to enjoy this strawberry freezer jam for breakfast or as a snack at any time.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
5(240 ml or 8 oz) jars
2 cups (256 g) strawberries, crushed
4-1/2 cups (576 g) sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup (180 ml) water
6 tbsp of fruit pectin
- Mix fruit and lemon juice in a large bowl then add sugar. Mix it thoroughly then leave it for 10 minutes.
- Whisk fruit pectin and water in a saucepan then bring it to a rolling boil.
- Boil while stirring continuously for 1 minute.
- Combine the fruits with the pectin mixture and stir for 3 minutes.
- Gently ladle freezer jam into jars, ensure a half-inch headspace. Apply lids loosely.
- Leave jam in refrigerator until it’s set. Don’t leave it for more than 24 hours.
- Serve right away or refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. It can also be stored frozen for up to a year.