Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Strawberry Freezer Jam Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Strawberry Freezer Jam

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Last summer my family and I made a lot of freezer jam.  Oh did we ever!

One of the local produce markets had full flats of strawberries for $5 each.  Yes, $5 for a full flat of strawberries!

My flats of strawberries

Strawberry Flats - Cop;yright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Strawberry Flats – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

I purchased five full flats of strawberries!  It took me quite some time to get all of these strawberries ready for jam or freezing.

Summer for me is made better with fresh strawberries.  If you grow your own (my favorite!) or purchase locally, making Strawberry Freezer Jam is a great way to use up strawberries.

Getting strawberries ready to make jam or freeze (for pies)

Slicing Strawberries - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Slicing Strawberries – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Since I bought so many strawberries, I had strawberry juice and ends all over the table!  Since I knew I would need to freeze some for making pies later, I had bowls for the sliced for pies and a bowl for the jam.  After all, who doesn’t love Strawberry Pie, especially in the middle of winter?

How I froze strawberries for later use

Getting ready to freeze strawberries - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Getting ready to freeze strawberries – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

I used Ziploc Quart Freezer Bags for the strawberries.  I wrote date and the contents using a Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker.  I loved seeing the bags in my freezer when I was done.  It reminded me to include a pie on the menu down the road.

Pectin for Strawberry Freezer Jam

Pectin for Freezer Jam - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Pectin for Freezer Jam – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

I found Cornaby’s Jam in a Jiffy – Instant Fresh or Freezer Jam Mix, No Cook, Low Sugar on the shelf at Wal-Mart.  The pectin states “Gluten Free” on the front of the package.  All pectin I have seen is Gluten Free.  To be sure, read each label on every package.

Making Strawberry Freezer Jam

Mixing up Strawberries and Pectin - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Mixing up Strawberries and Pectin – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Making freezer jam is so easy with this pectin.  Crush the strawberries.  Stir in the pectin.  Place jam into airtight containers then refrigerate or freeze.  It takes longer to prepare the strawberries than it does to make the jam!

Enjoying Strawberry Freezer Jam

My family enjoys Strawberry Freezer Jam on Gluten Free Pancakes or Waffles.  We also love a Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwich using the jam.

What do you use Strawberry Freezer Jam for in your home?  Please share with me and my readers in the comment section.

~Adrienne

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