Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Strawberry Freezer Jam

My son and I decided to make some strawberry Jam. I LOVE this one (even if it takes a TON of sugar!)

2 pts strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 pkg pectin
3/4 cup water

1) Cut the tops off the strawberries
2) Mush up the strawberries (they suggest 1 cup at a time) with a potato masher or food processor (make sure to keep it a little chunky but  not a lot)
3) Add sugar to strawberries and mix. Let it sit for 10 minutes stirring occasionally

4) In a sauce pan put in pectin and water put on high stir constantly
5) once boiling let boil for one minute take off and mix in with strawberry mixture.
6) Stir for 3 minutes or until almost all the sugar grain is gone.
7) Put in containers let it sit on the counter for 24 hours
8) Freeze until you want to use it.

** thaw it in the fridge.