With summer comes my annual activity of making strawberry freezer jam. If you have not ever tasted fresh jam, you are in for a treat. Store-bought jam will definitely be a thing of the past!

My favorite recipe is super simple and is from Betty Crocker

Ingredients

1-quart (4 cups) of strawberries, cut in half

4 cups of sugar

3/4 cups water

1 box (1-3/4 ounces) of powdered fruit pectin

PROCESS

1. Mash strawberries with a potato masher until they are a chunky consistency. Make enough for 2 cups of crushed berries. Add sugar to berries and let them stand on counter for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

2. Mix water and pectin in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and boil 1 minute. Pour over crushed berries and stir constantly for 3 minutes. 

3. Immediately pour mixture into freezer containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe rims. Seal and let stand on counter at room temperature 24 hours. 

3. Stores in freezer 6 months and refrigerator 3 weeks. Thaw and stir before using. YUM!



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