Monday, June 28, 2010

strawberry freezer jam

Strawberries were 75 cents a piece last week. I was all out of jelly, so one thing led to another... This recipe is super easy and it turns out great... no extra trips to the store for pectin necessary.


Freezer Jam

4 cups strawberries hulled and cut in fourths
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice

Put strawberries and sugar in pan and cook them stirring often until they reach a boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer until reduced in half.
The longer you cook the strawberries the thicker your jam.
When finished thickening , add in lemon juice to the mix.
Pour jam into ball freezer jars.
Chill overnight in the fridge, then move to freezer for storage.



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22 comments:

  1. this sounds really good. i plan to give it a try.

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  2. new follower from follow me back tuesdays this looks really good my daughter really loves strawberries i will have to try it

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  3. This is the best part of summer. I have four jars in my freezer right now!

    Following from TTA!

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  5. Oh YUMMERS!! We're getting a quart of strawberries every day and soon it will be more. Guess I better stock up on those containers. This over waffles... and whip cream on top... MMMMmmmmm.... I'll NEVER be able to go back on my diet!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing!!
    I found you through FMBT! I have multiple blogs! LOL!! My main one is http://diamondpotential.com
    I have a kitchen adventures one, too... http://tasty-ornot.blogspot.com I'm not as good at keeping that one up... but ONCE in a while I torture my family and say "WAIT! Don't dig in! I have to take a picture!" Can YOU believe I get GROANS in return??? HAH!!

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  6. I wanted to let you know that I shared this on our ward recipe swap blog. I linked it back to this post and told them all to FOLLOW you and check out your blog! I hope you don't mind. If you do, let me know and I'll remove it. Just didn't want you to think I was trying to pull a fast one. ((HUGS))
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  7. I just made my very first batch and loved how easy it was to make! I am your newest follower! http://www.jennifersikora.com/2010/06/follow-me-back-tuesday.html

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  8. Newest follower here! Would love if you'd stop by and follow me and take a few seconds to vote for my niece and nephew in a cloth diaper photo contest! Links are on my blog today :)

    Oh those strawberries look to die for! Yum!!

    See you around

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  9. This looks really good! I'm visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I already follow you.

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  10. oh my goodness I'm imagining this warmed and on top of some ice cream!

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  11. The berries look so good in the bowl, Im not sure if they would have made it to a freezer around here. YUM!
    following you via tuesday tag along

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  12. I love your blog! So much so that I’d like to give you The Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://thethriftythumb.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-first-award.html

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  13. Hi I am a new follower from FMBT! Hope your day is going fabulous!

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  14. I love that you don't need anything special to make this. I can't wait to try it.

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  15. Sounds wonderful! We're supposed to go strawberry picking next weekend. I'll have to try this since I'm sure we'll pick a lot. I'm following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday! I host reviews/giveaways and blog about life/recipes/family/gardening on my blog at:

    www.busyworkingmama.com

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  16. I love cooking but I don't make preserves or anything. I am your newest follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday!


    Callista @ Callista's Ramblings

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  17. Hi I am your newest follower from TTA. My blog is brand new so I am hoping you will follow me back. Question about the recipe: Are there special ball freezer jars you have to use or can you use the regular ball canning glass jars?
    http://mommysmargaritas.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi hon, nice easy recipe. When linking to the Two for Tuesday Recipe Blog Hop, please put in a link from your post to the blog hop so more people can share in the fun. Thanks.

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  19. For some reason buying pectin intimidates me - I know it's silly. But, because of that I love this sort of recipe - one that's easy and just uses things I'm familiar with ;)Thanks for sharing this on Two for Tuesdays. But, it is important that you link to Two for Tuesdays in your post as Alex said. That way more people can find all of the wonderful recipes! :) Thanks

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  20. this looks great! Do you think it would work with honey? What kind of consistency does it have once its frozen? Are you able to just spoon it out?

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  21. In all the years I've made jam I can't believe I've never tried freezer jam. Thanks for the motivation - it's the season, gotta give it a try.

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