When we were at the end of our fresh strawberry stash, I was telling my mom about trying to use them up so they wouldn't spoil. She mentioned strawberry freezer jam, and I was a little nervous. It seemed like it would be really hard to make. I went to the store and found two kinds of pectin...classic and no sugar needed. I chose the no sugar needed, so I could sweeten the jam with fruit juice and honey. The verdict? It might be the best jam ever! I gave Miss E some jam and toast for lunch that day and she said, "This good toast, Mommy!" Such a strange compliment from a two year old =P
from back of Ball no sugar needed small batch package
1-1/2 cup strawberries
1/3 cup fruit juice concentrate (I used frozen apple juice concentrate)
1 pkg small batch no sugar needed pectin (or 1-1/2 Tbl nsn pectin)
1/2 cup honey
- Wash, hull, and crush strawberries. Crush to your desired chunkiness..the bigger your chunks, the more chunky your jam will be.
- COMBINE prepared fruit with fruit juice in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in Pectin. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
- ADD honey. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
- Add to freezer safe jars. Makes 2-8oz jars. When cools to room temp, place in freezer or enjoy now.
Check out these other Strawberry recipes from my blog...
Crepes (coming as Meatfree Monday post!)
Strawberry Shortcake, 2 ways
Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Muffins
Strawberry Glaze Pie
LowFat Strawberry Dessert (cake)
Strawberry Syrup (for waffles/pancakes)