MCP Fresh Strawberry Freezer Jam

112 Servings

Breakfast & Brunch

24 HRS 30 MIN


15-30 mins


24 HRS




3-1/4 cups

prepared fruit (buy about 2 qt. fully ripe strawberries)

1/4 cup

fresh lemon juice

4-1/2 cups

sugar, measured into separate bowl


Step 1

Rinse clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Crush strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Measure exactly 3-1/4 cups prepared fruit into large bowl. Add lemon juice; mix well.

Step 3

Stir pectin into prepared fruit in bowl. Let stand 30 min., stirring every 5 min. Gradually add sugar, stirring after each addition until well blended. Stir additional 3 min. or until most of the sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)

Step 4

Fill all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before using.