Strawberry Freezer Jam

I love homemade jam. Nothing that you can buy in the store can compare. While jam that you process in a hot water bath lasts a little longer and has a thicker consistency, it is also kind of a pain to make. Freezer jam, however, is very easy to make. It literally takes about 35 minutes and you are done. This recipe has been a huuuuuuge hit to with my neighbors and friends that have received it as a gift from me. They all beg for the recipe and refills in their jars.

Here are the ingredients: strawberries, corn syrup, lemon juice, pectin, and sugar. That’s it! I have been told the purpose of the corn syrup is to prevent ice crystals from forming in the freezer.

Jam ingredients

Wash and cut your strawberries. Place them in a large microwave-safe bowl. It is easier if you take the time to cut them into smaller pieces. Mash the strawberries. I have used a potato masher as well as a blender. Either one seems to work just fine.

Jam Mash

Add in lemon juice. Stir. Sprinkle in pectin about 1/3 of the package at a time. Stir well after each addition. Let this sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Pectin

Add in corn syrup. Mix in sugar 1 cup at a time, stirring very well.

Sugar Jam

Microwave for 5-6 minutes or until bubbles form around the edges.

Cooked Jam

Pour into your jars or containers. I usually get about 9 c. of jam from this recipe.

You can store this in your freezer for up to a year. Enjoy!

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 box pectin
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut your strawberries. Place them in a large microwave-safe bowl. It is easier if you take the time to cut them into smaller pieces.
  2. Mash the strawberries. I have used a potato masher as well as a blender. Either one seems to work just fine.
  3. Add in lemon juice. Stir.
  4. Sprinkle in pectin about 1/3 of the package at a time. Stir well after each addition. Let this sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Add in corn syrup. Mix in sugar 1 cup at a time, stirring very well.
  6. Microwave for 5-6 minutes or until bubbles form around the edges.
  7. Pour into your jars or containers. I usually get about 9 c. of jam from this recipe.
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One comment on “Strawberry Freezer Jam

  • Pretty pictures Jen! I don’t know if I have made a freezer jam w/ corn syrup before – I’m sure it is delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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