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Freezer strawberry jam recipe

Wiping jar rim

William Schafer and Isabel D. Wolf


Yield: Make about six, 8-ounce jars


  1. Thoroughly crush, one layer at a time, about 1 quart fully ripe strawberries.
  2. Measure 2 cups crushed strawberries into a large bowl or pan.
  3. Add sugar to fruit, mix well, and let stand.
  4. Mix water and pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir into fruit mixture. Continue stirring about 3 minutes. (There will be a few remaining sugar crystals.)
  5. Ladle quickly into jars. Cover at once with tight lids. When jam is set, store in freezer. If jam will be used within 2-3 weeks, it may be stored in the refrigerator.

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Reviewed by Suzanne Driessen 2016

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