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How to Make Homemade Jam

How to Make Homemade Jam

Making homemade jam doesn’t require a difficult canning process. This recipe for homemade freezer jam is the perfect way to preserve ripe, delicious fruit without a mess. There’s no need for a vacuum seal, glass jars, or metal lids in this jam-making process. Your family will love spreading this jam on a piece of toast in the morning or enjoying it in a tasty sandwich. Making homemade jam can seem like a daunting process, but SURE.JELL makes it easy to create and delicious to eat.

Grab your sweet, fresh strawberries and follow these simple steps to learn how to make homemade freezer jam for any occasion.

How to Make Homemade Freezer Jam - Instructions

  1. Start by cleaning your containers. Clean and dry five 1-cup plastic containers with lids.
  2. Using a potato masher, crush 1 quart of fully ripe hulled strawberries to make 2 cups of crushed strawberries.
  3. Add 4 cups of granulated sugar to the crushed strawberries and blend together. Let stand for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. The sugar will help release the juices of the strawberries.
  4. In a small saucepan, mix ¾ cup water with 1 package of SURE.JELL fruit pectin. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. The pectin will be used to set, or thicken, your homemade jam. Boil the mixture for one minute.
  5. Slowly add the pectin to the crushed strawberries and sugar mixture. Stir continuously for three minutes or until the sugar is mostly dissolved and no longer grainy.
  6. Fill each plastic container with your homemade jam up to a ½ inch from the top of the container. Wipe any excess jam from the edges of the container and cover with a lid.
  7. Let each container of homemade jam stand at room temperature for 24-hours and then enjoy as a spread or use in a delicious dessert recipe! This jam can be refrigerated for up to three weeks or frozen for up to a year.

Check Out Some of Our Favorite Jam Recipes

Now that you’ve learned how to make homemade freezer jam, use your jam in some of these delicious dessert recipes for a flavor-packed treat.

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