You’ve got to try this quick and easy 3-Ingredient Strawberry Freezer Jam. It’s full of fresh flavor and tastes like strawberry shortcake in a jar!
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The Easiest Strawberry Jam Recipe EVER
I made freezer jam for the first time back in 2015 and ever since then I’ve been hooked. I love it because it’s easier to make (no cooking is involved) than traditional jam, it uses less sugar and it tastes just like fresh strawberries. The only downside I can think of is that you can’t really give it as a gift since it needs to remain frozen.
Normally I pick around 9+ quarts of strawberries each year to freeze and make into jam, but with our move I didn’t get a chance this year. I didn’t want to miss out on all the fun so I decided to use store-bought instead.
I made a small batch of freezer jam which took less than an hour from start to finish. This is the perfect beginner recipe for jam because it’s so fast and easy.
Give it a try and I know you’ll be hooked just like me. Also, be sure to check out the recipe links below for fresh, homemade biscuits and bread to spread your delicious jam onto when you are done.
How to Make 3-Ingredient Strawberry Freezer Jam:
Wash strawberries and remove stems.
Crush strawberries with potato masher until no large pieces remain.
In separate bowl, mix sugar and pectin.
Add sugar mixture to crushed berries and stir for 3 minutes.
Ladle mixture into clean half pint jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
Let stand 30 minutes and freeze until use.
Need homemade bread and biscuit recipes for your jam? Here are a few of my favorites:
Strawberry Freezer Jam
- 2 quarts fresh strawberries should equal 3 1/3 cups when crushed
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 tbsp Ball RealFruit Instant Pectin
- Wash strawberries and remove stems.
- Crush strawberries with potato masher until no large pieces remain.
- In separate bowl, mix sugar and pectin.
- Add sugar mixture to crushed berries and stir for 3 minutes.
- Ladle mixture into clean half-pint jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
- Let stand 30 minutes and freeze until use.