Saturday, July 26, 2008

Freezer Jam

I tried my hand at canning a few years ago and have to say that it was a lot of work just keeping the little kids away from the boiling pots and hot jars. I was able to get some frozen berries from Meijer with coupons and thought I'd try this method of making jam. It literally took 5 minutes to do and cost about less than $5 to make six jars. One jar of blackberry this size would price at about $3.50. This jam will taste great in Kiflis.

6 cups smashed berries
1 1/2 cups sugar (more or less to taste)
1 package of freezer jam pectin

First, mix together the sugar and pectin. Add smashed berries and stir for 3 minutes. Ladle into jars and seal. Let sit for 5 minutes before putting into the freezer.


Tara said...

I never thought to buy frozen berries to do this with! Great plan! Thanks!

Heather L. said...

I tried my first batch of freezer jam last week too -- and it was SO easy! i'll be doing that again! Marsh has strawberries for $5/4 pounds so that's what we used.

Anonymous said...

Monica. Where do you get the freezer jam pectin? -vanessa

kristal said...

I've never thought of using frozen berries, either...brilliant! freezer jam with freezer berries:) a definite addition to my to-do list!