What better way to start my blog than one of the first recipes that got me started in making things homemade and guided me to fall in love with homemade food vs. store bought products. This easy strawberry freezer jam is the perfect easy recipe to either start or continue your homemade journey!
This recipe is super simple and very similar to the package instructions on the SureGel Box. I will share my tips and tricks to make it even easier to get strawberry freezer jam in your freezer to use as ice cream topping or on PB&J sandwiches for those kiddos lunches for school. You can also combine it with our Perfect Spreadable Peanut Butter for a fantastic sandwich even you will want to enjoy for lunch!
To begin making your strawberry freezer jam, start with a 2 quarts of your favorite strawberries. You can purchase these at a local market, supermarket or you pick location, really anywhere will do! Clean and slice the strawberries and put them in the blender to puree. You will notice my recipe used a lot more strawberries than some along with the same amount of sugar, I have never had a problem with it setting up, and it still is sweet, but not too sweet this way!
Next measure out your sugar and place it in a bowl. I generally use a 8 cup measuring bowl for ease of clean up and pouring into containers later. Add in your strawberries to the sugar and mix well.
Then prepare your pectin per box instructions, bring your water to a boil, stir in pectin and boil for 30 seconds before removing from heat and mixing into the strawberry and sugar mixture. Let this sit for a short period of time. I generally wait 4-5 minutes and have found this makes less of a mess when going to pour into containers if it is a little thicker.
Pour jam into containers and wait to cover for approx 1-2 hours. Place in the freezer when completely cooled, if you are planning on using in the next 1-3 weeks place the jam in the refrigerator. This will store in the freezer for up to 1 year.
You will read some recipes that will tell you to leave your jam at room temp for 24 hours. I have always placed mine in the freezer at the 6-12 hour mark without any problems.
You can use freezer safe jars or freezer safe plastic containers. Either works well. I do suggest getting a container that stacks well for storage purposes. For gift giving I usually use jars make a nice statement and are nice for neighbor or white elephant gifts.
This recipe makes approx 48 oz of jam.
Ingredients Strawberry Freezer Jam
Approx 3 cups crushed/pureed strawberries (approx 2 qts of strawberries)
4 cups granulated white sugar
1 box pectin
3/4 cup water
Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam
- 3 Cups Pureed Strawberries Approx 2 quarts
- 4 Cups White Granulated Sugar
- 1 pkg Pectin 1.75 oz
- ¾ Cup Water
- Begin with cleaning and cutting the tops off all strawberries. Place them in a blender or food processor to puree.
- Measure out sugar and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add in pureed strawberries. Mix well.
- Prepare the pectin per package instructions. Mix the water and pectin in a saucepan, bring to a boil and stir for exactly 1 minute. Then remove from the heat.
- Pour your pectin mix into your strawberries. Mix well.
- Let set for 4-5 minutes to slightly thicken before pouring or scooping into freezer containers.
- Let jam cool for 1-2 hours before covering with a lid.
- Let jam cool a total of 6-12 hours prior to placing into the freezer for future use.
- Enjoy your Freezer Jam!