Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

This is so easy. And once you make it, you'll kick yourself for not having made it sooner.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups mashed strawberries (about 1 quart of whole, unhulled strawberries)
  • 4 cup sugar
  • 1 package of powdered pectin (1-3/4 ounce)
  • 1 cup water
Preparation:
  1. Wash, hull and halve the strawberries, and mash well with a potato masher. Do not puree.
  2. Measure out 2 cups of the mashed strawberries and combine them with the sugar in a bowl.
  3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
  4. Combine pectin and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  5. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir the pectin into the strawberry-sugar mixture, and continue stirring for 3 minutes.
  7. Pour strawberry mixture into wide-mouth freezer jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
  8. Remove visible air bubbles using a swizzle stick or chopstick.
  9. Adjust caps, and let stand until set, but no more than 24 hours.
  10. Freeze.

Note: Once thawed, these little pints of freezer jam will keep for about 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Total time: 45 Min

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Kitchen tools you'll need: Mason Jars, Saucepan, Mixing Bowls, Potato Mashers