Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

  • Preparation time:
  • 30 min
  • Total time:
  • 1 hour
  • Makes:
  • 5 cups

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Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam
It’s a pretty safe bet your kids will be keen to help with this recipe if you let them smash the berries.

Ingredients

  • 2 pints strawberries , (about 5 cups), hulled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 45-g packet freezer-jam pectin , such as Bernardin
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Directions

  • Crush strawberries with a potato masher in a large bowl to make about 4 1/2 cups.
  • Combine sugar with pectin and zest in another large bowl. Stir strawberries into sugar mixture until combined. Let stand for 3 min, then stir well. Ladle into 5 clean 1-cup canning jars, leaving ½-in. headspace from rims. Wipe rims clean, then apply lids tightly. Let stand for 30 min. Jam will be very softly set. Store in fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 year.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent June 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

Nutrition (per 1 tbsp serving)

  • Calories
  • 20
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g
  • Fibre
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 6 mg
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