How To Make Quick And Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

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Today it’s all about how to make quick and easy strawberry freezer jam. Plus, I will share my instructions on how to make raspberry freezer jam as well. The strawberries and raspberries are in all the supermarkets here in St. George, Utah, and man are they delicious! I wish I could say I grew the strawberries and raspberries in my garden, nope, I purchased both of them at two different stores.

My son-in-law’s parents grow raspberries in their backyard and I every time I go to my daughter’s house the family brings out one jar of their nana and papa’s homemade raspberry freezer jam. My son-in-law, daughter, and their four daughters (my beautiful granddaughters), help pick the raspberries and make the jam. Well, I absolutely love that raspberry jam so I asked one of my granddaughters to make sure she gets the recipe before her Nana passes away.

Their Nana is fine, but we were talking about some of our family recipes that we can’t get now because the family member that made that certain dish or jam or whatever we can no longer get because they have died.

Well, my granddaughter, Maddie said, “Oh, the recipe is on the box of pectin”. We both laughed because I thought it was a secret family freezer jam recipe. In order to make freezer jam, all you need is the fruit, sugar, pectin, water, and jars with lids. Grab some bowls and a good knife or a strawberry slicer: Chef’n Strawberry Slicester Hand-Held Strawberry Slicer and a potato masher: OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Potato Masher with Cushioned Handle and a saucepan: Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 2-Quart Covered Saucepan and a few measuring cups: Bellemain Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set, 6 Piece and one of these:
Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup. You will need one of these: Prepworks by Progressive Canning Funnel for Regular and Wide Mouth Jars and a good ladle: OXO Good Grips Brushed Stainless Steel Ladle

Strawberry Freezer Jam

The first thing you do is wash the fruit and remove the stems and cut them so they are easier to mash with a potato masher or other similar tool. No worries, I will have the instructions and ingredients in a printout below.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

The next step is to add the sugar to the bowl containing the sliced fruit. Stir the mixture and let it sit for ten minutes.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

This is really a “two-person job”!!! Now you take a saucepan and add one package of pectin and 3/4 cup of water. Stir constantly and boil one minute.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

After you let the fruit and sugar combination set for ten minutes you pour the hot pectin mixture into the bowl with the fruit and sugar. Stir constantly for three minutes.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Once you have finished stirring three minutes have your jars ready. I used five 1/2 pint jars for the strawberry freezer jam. Ball Regular Mouth Half Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12 and I prefer to use the white lids made by Ball: Ball Regular Mouth Jar Storage Caps Set of 8 You will need a funnel and ladle to fill the jars. Put the lids on and set the filled jars on the counter for 24 hours. After the 24 hours place your jars in the freezer for one year, and then the refrigerator for up to three weeks as you use it up. It won’t last three weeks in my refrigerator, just saying! My family loves this jam! Yes, it has a lot of sugar, I get that. But I still make this fabulous strawberry freezer jam.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Here’s the raspberry freezer jam. It’s the same recipe on the pectin box but the amount of sugar and raspberries are different than the strawberry freezer jam in the recipe. The raspberry freezer jam will fill seven 1/2 pint jars. Oh my gosh, is your mouth watering right now? The raspberry jam is easier to make because you don’t need to cut the fruit, just wash it.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Here is the Sure-Jell pectin I used: Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, 1.75-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 8) and I used the recipe in the box. Easy peasy recipe. If you are wondering if it’s cheaper to buy ready-made jam, yes I’m sure it is. Unless you grow the fruit yourself it is more pricey. But it’s totally worth making it!

Strawberry Freezer Jam by Food Storage Moms

Strawberry Freezer Jam by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
*This recipe is condensed from my Kraft Sure-Jell pectin box
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 jars
Ingredients
  • 2 cups washed strawberries (crush them) stems removed, and sliced
  • 4 cups sugar do not reduce the sugar or the recipe may fail
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 box 1.75 ounces Kraft Sure-Jell original premium pectin
Instructions
  1. Place the cut strawberries in a medium bowl. Add the sugar and stir completely. Let the bowl sit on the kitchen counter for 10 minutes. Place the water and pectin in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for one full minute. Next, pour the hot pectin liquid over the bowl with the strawberries and sugar. Stir for three full minutes. Have the clean 1/2 pint jars and lids ready with a canning funnel and a ladle. Ladle the jam into the jars leaving at least 1/2 inch space at the top of the jars to allow for expansion. Screw the lids on and let the jam set on your kitchen counter for 24 hours. After 24 hours, place the jam in the freezer. The freezer jam will stay good for one year in the freezer and three weeks in the refrigerator. This recipe makes five-1/2 pint jars.

Red Raspberry Freezer Jam by Food Storage Moms

Red Raspberry Freezer Jam by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
*This recipe is condensed from my Kraft Sure-Jell pectin box
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7 jars
Ingredients
  • 3 cups washed stems removed, red raspberries (crush them)
  • 5-1/4 cups sugar do not reduce the sugar or the recipe may fail
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 box 1.75 ounces Kraft Sure-Jell original premium pectin
Instructions
  1. Place the cut raspberries in a medium bowl. Add the sugar and stir completely. Let the bowl sit on the kitchen counter for 10 minutes. Place the water and pectin in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for one full minute. Next, pour the hot pectin liquid over the bowl with the raspberries and sugar. Stir for three full minutes. Have the clean 1/2 pint jars and lids ready with a canning funnel and a ladle. Ladle the jam into the jars leaving at least 1/2 inch space at the top of the jars to allow for expansion. Screw the lids on and let the jam set on your kitchen counter for 24 hours. After 24 hours, place the jam in the freezer. The freezer jam will stay good for one year in the freezer and three weeks in the refrigerator. This recipe makes seven-1/2 pint jars.

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5 thoughts on “How To Make Quick And Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

  • June 8, 2016 at 7:21 am
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    Those look yummy, Linda! I just made some chocolate almond butter. Wouldn’t either one of those jams go perfect with that? I’m thinking the raspberry would be especially good with chocolate and almond. I think I need to go, now… I have enough raspberries in the freezer to whip some up! *BG*

    Hope you’re having a great day! Hugs, Mare

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  • June 8, 2016 at 11:37 am
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    Thank you for the raspberry freezer jam recipe. I am always on the look-out for recipes that don’t use strawberries or mushrooms since we are a highly allergic family. I am going to try the raspberry jam, we get some good fruit here in New York, too.

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    • June 8, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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      Hi Mildred, I hope you are not allergic to the raspberry jam! I wish we had really good fruit here in Southern Utah. Thanks for stopping by, Linda

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  • October 11, 2016 at 9:20 am
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    This recipe is GOLDEN, I am going to the store right now to buy the ingredients to make it!

    Thank you for sharing!

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    • October 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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      Hi, Morgan, there is something really awesome about making your own freezer strawberry or raspberry jam! I love it! Linda

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