(Updated May 5, 2020)
If you haven’t ventured into freezer jam yet, you should. With no-cook freezer jam, you get to preserve the bounty of summer without even turning on the stove. Not only, is it probably the quickest and easiest way to make a batch of jam, the flavor it offers is much more representative of perfectly ripened fruit.
All you need is ripe fruit, sugar (or other sweetener) and Mrs. Wages No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin. Before you know it, you’ll be topping your yogurt or toast with fresh homemade jam. Freezer jam does have a different consistency than cooked jam. It offers a softer set, which makes it perfect for spreading.
The original recipe is published on www.mrswages.com
4 cups crushed strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 ½ cups sugar or Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener (granular)
1 pouch Mrs. Wages® No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin
Place prepared fruit in a large bowl. Set aside. (If using frozen fruit, allow fruit to thaw in refrigerator before crushing.)
Combine sugar or a no-calorie sweetener, such as Splenda, and Mrs. Wages® No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin in a small bowl. Blend well.
Stir sugar mixture into crushed fruit. Stir for three minutes.
Ladle jam into clean, freezer-safe plastic containers, leaving ½-inch headspace. Secure lids and let stand 30 minutes to thicken.
You can also freeze jam in glass jars. However, it’s important to only freeze in jars that do not have shoulders (jars that are straight sided or “tapered”). Read more on freezing in jars below.
If freezing in jars, this is a great time to those single-piece lids or other lids that have already been used for canning and can’t be used again in those heated processes. Or you can use Ball’s Leak Proof Lids.
Unopened containers of jam may be stored in the freezer up to 1 year, or 3 weeks in the refrigerator. Once opened, keep in the refrigerator and use within 3-5 days. Depending on how quickly your family goes through jam, its important to consider the size of your container.
It’s important to remember to only use jars, or containers that are freezer safe. Jars that do not have shoulders (jars that are straight sided or “tapered”) are the easiest because the contents can expand upward in the jar during freezing, especially if you’re freezing liquids, such as freezer jam.
In addition to the chart (below) of Ball jars that are freezer safe; If the description of the jar doesn’t mention that it is safe for freezing, double check with your supplier. Shop our freezer safe options here. You can read more in our Freezing in Jars 101 blog post.