Easy strawberry freezer jam lower sugar recipe


I love to can and freeze foods. Some see it as more work to be done, I see it as a challenge I am willing to do.   It gives me a sense of accomplishment to see all of the rows of jars on the countertop.  Also knowing that I am preparing nutritious foods that do not contain high fructrose corn syrup or any other perservative for my children.


We eat many peanut butter and jam sandwiches around here.  Most everyday for lunch that is what we have.  We make a very simple, low sugar, homemade freezer jam that my children love.

We had a good time picking strawberries yesterday.  Every year I think to myself, “Why am I doing this?”  because it can get a little frazzled at times, but I know that we are creating memories that my children will always remember.

Our adventure included these little facts:

  • we were there for 3 hours
  • took 3 potty breaks to the van
  • 2 snack breaks
  • the 3 and 4 year old grew tired of picking and decided to pick the newly planted strawberry plants
  • the 3 year old boy, decided to use the bathroom right out in the open field.
  • the 2 year old, stumbled twice on the box of picked berries, resulting in smashed ones
  • the baby was stained red as he was enjoying eating out of the boxes we had already picked.
  •  We picked 4 flats of berries, not bad considering we had a 1,2,3,4,6,8,12, and 15 year old

We had a good time, and had a nice fellowship day with another family. We came home and threw in a dvd and watched a show while we hulled the strawberries.


Easy strawberry freezer jam recipe

measure 5 cups of berries into your food processor or blender.


Add 3 cups of raw sugar—that is all we use and find that the taste is sufficient for our family. pulse until mixed



Pour into a large container.


In small saucepan boil 3/4 cups of water and a package of pectin. we use the bulk package so we measure out 1/3 cup of pectin. Boil this for 2 minutes, whisking quite rapidly.


Mix into your pureed strawberry mixture.

pour into plastic containers and cover.  Let sit for 24 hours on countertop.

Set in freezer and you have a nice supply for the next coming year. We did 47 pints of jam this year.

This is also good over yogurt, on homemade waffles or on popovers.











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  6. How many pints does one batch make?

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