4.91 from 10 votes
Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Resting Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 33 mins
 
The most delicious, fresh tasting jam. Once you try it, you'll be spoiled for life. I call it "springtime in a jar".
Course: Jam
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Freezer Jam, Strawberry Jam
Servings: 80 Yield:1 tablespoon servings
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • 4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 quart about, see exact measurement below fresh strawberries
  • 1 pouch liquid fruit pectin I use Certo which is readily available at most larger supermarkets.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Wash and rinse glass jars (or plastic containers) and lids in the dishwasher or with hot soapy water. Dry thoroughly.

  2. Stem and crush strawberries. Don't try to use a blender or food processor for this step as you want some small pieces of strawberry to remain. (I like to use a potato masher).

  3. Measure exactly 2 cups prepared fruit into a large microwave-safe bowl. Add the 4 cups of sugar and stir well for 1 minute.

  4. Place the bowl in the microwave on high power for 3 minutes. (Mixture will not cook but will become warm enough for sugar to dissolve). Remove from microwave and stir well for another minute.

  5. Allow strawberry mixture to sit for 2 hours, giving it a good stir 4-5 times.

  6. Combine the liquid pectin and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add to strawberry mixture; stir 3 minutes. Take a taste to make sure the sugar is dissolved. If it still tastes a bit grainy stir for another minute or two until sugar is well-dissolved.

  7. Fill containers to within 1/2 inch of top- don't fill any higher as mixture will expand a bit in the freezer.

  8. Wipe off top edges of containers and cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.

  9. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions and more tips.

Recipe adapted from Kraft

Recipe makes 5 cups of jam.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.