Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

2 Cups
45 min

I'm lucky to have a local farmer deliver fresh fruit and veggies to my door step. And yes, while they were devoured pretty much as is as soon as they were washed, I managed to snag some Strawberries to make some Strawberry Jam! MMM! I was drooling just thinking about it. Per usual I hadn't had this planned out and didn't have any pectin on hand but not to fear, you can always make freezer jam that doesn't require pectin. This is a quick 4 ingredient (no pectin required) freezer jam perfect for Strawberry season. This easy small batch recipe makes a sweet flavor filled Strawberry Jam.

Clean jar are sufficient since these will be going into the freezer. No need to sterilize your jars as in the traditional canning method - a real time saver!  You can even use plastic freezer containers if you like.

Ingredients: 1 quart Strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped (approx. 4 cups)1 cup granulated sugar2 Tablespoons lemon juice (juice from one Lemon)2 teaspoons cornstarchThis recipe will make two 8 oz. jars of jam.Instructions: In a saucepan over medium heat, add chopped Strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Remove from heat and gently mash Strawberries with a potato masher until desired consistency. Return to heat and cook for another 5 - 7 minutes, or until mixture has reduced slightly. The mixture should thickly coat the back of the spoon (and will continue to thicken as it cools).

3. Remove from heat. When transferring to jars, be sure to remember to leave 1/2'' head room space for expansion. Transfer to jars and allow to cool completely before adding lids. Store up to one year in freezer or up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

 Remember to keep your containers tightly sealed to maximize freshness. This recipe is easy to double, triple or more ~ so stock your freezer with as much jam as you'd like. It's also great when you have just a few leftover that are ripening fast and need to be used up.

Recipe details

  • 2  Cups
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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Ingredients

Strawberry Freezer Jam

  • 1 quart Strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped (approx. 4 cups)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice from one Lemon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Tips

  • If you don't have a fresh Lemon on hand you can substitute 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • A great way to use up the last of a flat of Strawberries that are ripening quickly so you don't end of losing them.

Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
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