Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Making Strawberry Freezer Jam

I am not a food blogger and I most certainly do not know how to take special photos for this but here goes! My BFF wanted to know all about making freezer jam and I told her it couldn't be easier, it can't - really! Seeing she is 3000 miles away this is a good way to show her. You need sugar, fruit-pectin, jars and fruit. The directions are on the pectin package. I am fortunate to have a strawberry farm a half of a mile from my house so off I went to pick fresh strawberries.

First you wash the strawberries and remove the stems.

Then you mix the sugar and pectin.

Then Mash the strawberries into a pulp as fine or lumpy as you like.

Measure out the mashed strawberries (I am also not a tidy cook!)

and put them into the sugar/pectin mix, stir for 3 minutes

and ladle into jars!

That's it! Let set 30 minutes and enjoy (as the fruit pectin package says). The freezer part is if you don't use up all of the the jam within 3 weeks you must freeze it.