Strawberry Freezer Jam – 4 Ingredients – Make this wonderfully fresh, delicious and versatile Strawberry Freezer Jam in just a few minutes AND without cooking or processing in a water bath!
With just 4 ingredients you can make a Strawberry Freezer Jam that will make your tongue want to slap your mouth!!! This isn’t just jam, it’s a spread that can be used to top off toast, cheesecake, pound cake, ice cream, or used as the puree’ to make homemade strawberry ice cream, and more!
1 – 2 tsp of jam can even be blended together with cream cheese in a small food processor until smooth to morph into a fresh version of Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread….which is great on bagels too!!! The uses for this Strawberry Freezer Jam are only limited to your imagination!!
- 8 cups crushed strawberries
- 11 Tbsp Instant Pectin (not regular)
- 2 tsp pure almond extract (more if desired)
- 3 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- Wash and remove stems from strawberries. The best way to do this without lopping off half your berry's top, simply insert the knife's tip at an angle into the berry as close to the stem as possible. Then, in a circular "down and around" motion, you will take out the stem. I have found that this leaves me with a lot more berry than if I just take a knife and lop off the stem and 1/4 of the berry along with it!
- Working in 4 batches, add 1/4 of your berries to a large food processor and pulse on low until berries are crushed. Be careful not to puree them. Pour each of the 4 batches into a large bowl.
- In a separate medium sized bowl, stir together instant pectin & sugar. Then, pour into the strawberries until sugar is dissolved. It takes about 2-3 minutes. Stir in almond extract.
- Ladle jam into 12 half pint canning jars, leaving about 1/4" - 1/2" of space at the top of the jar. Cover with lids and allow o sit on counter for 30 minutes. Place a jar or two in your refrigerator to use over the next 2-3 weeks. Place the other jars in your freezer for long term storage.
Makes (12) 1/2 pint jars.
These make for great gifts and can be kept in your freezer for about a year! Simply thaw in fridge!!!
You may easily cut this recipe in half. You may also substitute Splenda for sugar. One cup of Splenda is equal to one cup of sugar.
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