Easy strawberry freezer jam lower sugar recipe

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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.

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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.
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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.

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Easy strawberry freezer jam recipe

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

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

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Pour into a large container.

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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.

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Mix into your pureed strawberry mixture.

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

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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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