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Freezer Jam

This past weekend I made strawberry jam!! It's super easy. :)



First you take a whole bunch of strawberries, de-stem them, and rinse them off. I bought three little baskets of them at the Farmer's Market and used two of them for the jam.



Next you mash them up with a potato masher. That's the fun part! :)



The recipe then called for 4 cups of sugar, which seemed like a lot at the time, but now that I've tasted the jam, it's just right - not too sweet. I used cane sugar, but you could use refined white sugar if you'd rather.



You then need to stir pectin into boiling water for like a minute or three. It was non-stop stirring for that part so I didn't have a chance to take a picture.

After that, you stir the pectin/water combo into the jam until it's all stirred in.



Lastly, put it in canning jars, put the lids on, and let sit on the table for 24 hours. This is freezer jam, so no need to actually do the canning process on these jars.

After 24 hours, put all the jars in the freezer except for the jar you're actually using - that one can go in the fridge. Enjoy!

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