Strawberries are available at Day Farms for
2 weeks in June and 2 weeks in August,
so I thought I would go with an old favorite this week:
Strawberry Freezer Jam!
Here's the Recipe:
3 1/4 cups Crushed Berries
1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
4 1/2 cups Sugar
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
Remove stems from strawberries.
Crush berries using a potato masher.
Lightly chop/pulse in food processor (leave chunks).
Do Not Puree'
Measure exact amount of prepared fruit along with lemon juice
into a large bowl.
Measure exact amount of sugar into seperate bowl.
(Reducing sugar or using substitute will result in set failures.)
Gradually stir 1 box pectin into fruit.
Set aside 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to dissolved
Pour 1 cup light corn syrup into fruit mixture. Mix well.
This prevents sugar crystalization during freezer storage.
Stir in sugar gradually. Stir constantly until sugar is completely
dissolved and no longer grainy.
Pour into prepared containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
Let stand at room temperature 24 hours until set.
Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.
Otherwise, store in your freezer for up to 1 year.
Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
Yields 7 cups.
Here's the Recipe PDF:
Don't Forget to dip a few of your
strawberries in chocolate . . . just a little reward
for all your great efforts!
Strawberry Freezer Jam, Fresh Peanut Butter,
and Homemade Bread . . .
It just doesn't get any better than that!