I have been craving my momma's strawberry jam like mad the past few weeks! So, I attempted to make some but FAILED miserably. It didn't set right, had WAY too much sugar (which is a lot if I am saying that), and we wasted tons of strawberries after throwing it all out!
After a long chat with my mom we realized I used the wrong pectin with the wrong recipe.
There are so many different recipes out there, but this is my absolute favorite and SO easy so I thought I would share it.
Buy the brand BALL and get the RealFruit INSTANT PECTIN. (I made the mistake with classic pectin...you don't want that one.)
Strawberry Freezer Jam
1 2/3 Cups Strawberries (mashed)
2/3 Cups Granulated Sugar
2 Tbs Instant pectin
Hull and crush one layer of strawberries at a time using a potato masher (I then used my Cuisinart hand blender to blend it a little better). Stir sugar and pectin in a separate bowl. ADD to the mashed fruit and stir for 3 minutes. LADLE jam into clean jars and let stand 30 minutes. Jars that won't be put into use immediately, store in freezer. Jam in use, store in fridge.