Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit.
I love all the strawberry desserts, fresh strawberries, strawberry salsa, strawberry flavored candies. I’ll take it ALL.
Which is why I get sad that the strawberry season in Michigan is so short. Like it’s MAYBE 3 weeks long in a good year. It always catches me by surprise and I can never get enough of them at my farmers market!
As strawberry season begins to wind down all over the country, I start to get depressed that my delicious little red delights are going to be expensive and sour for the next 10 months. So I found a solution to keeping those perfect strawberries delicious all year long.
In comes my Strawberry Freezer Jam.
It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit tart and absolutely PERFECT on toast, in a PB&J, swirled into yogurt, topped on ice cream…I think you get my point!
I’m obsessed with this recipe for so many reasons – it’s easy, there is no actual cooking involved, it requires 4 ingredients and it makes a ton of jam. Like seriously, does it get any better?
You will see below that I limited the added sugar because my strawberries were pretty sweet to begin with; however, if you have pretty tart strawberries or like a very sweet jam, feel free to add more!
So now I leave you with a few tasks. Run to your grocery store or farmer’s market to stock up on those berries before they are gone! Make this delicious jam this week. And then let me know over on the ole Instagram how you are enjoying it!
Strawberry Freezer Jam
- 3 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup instant fruit pectin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- canning jars
Puree strawberries in food processor. Transfer to a large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together sugar, pectin and salt. Slowly add the pureed strawberry, stirring constantly for about 4 minutes.
Ladle jam into clean canning jars (I used 6 ounce jars and yielded 5 jars of jam) leaving at least 1 inch of room from the top. The jam will expand when it's frozen.
Let sit on the counter for 30 minutes. Then freeze. If you want to use some jam immediately you can put it right in the refrigerator.
To thaw, place frozen jam in the refrigerator and let sit until spreadable, this should take about 1 day.