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Floydm

strawberries

Oregon strawberries are in season, so this morning I whipped up a batch of fresh strawberry freezer jam and a couple loaves of whole wheat bread.

Hard to beat.

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Thegreenbaker

Strawberry freezer jam? I am intrigued!

kjknits's picture
kjknits

Love strawberry freezer jam!  It tastes just like fresh berries, and is especially good in the dead of winter.  Yours looks delicious!

Katie in SC 

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Floydm

The jam is:


4 cups mashed strawberries
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 small packet no-cook pectin

It isn't cooked, so you can't can it. But you can eat it in a week or two or freeze it for quite a while. It is incredibly good.

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tattooedtonka

A few weeks back I went shopping for containers to keep my starters in and was in the canning section of a store thinking "This looks like it could be fun too".  After all, I got a garden.

Then reality hit me, and I realized the last thing I need is to take up yet ANOTHER hobby.  My poor wife lost half her kitchen to my baking space requirements as it is. 

Anyways, thank you for this recipe.  I will most definately be trying it out, since I dont have to actually cook it like normal canning.

I see you use jam like I do, LOTS....

Have a great day Floyd,

TT

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bluezebra

Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try it. When you freeze it, do you freeze it in a jar? TIA!

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Floydm

I think you are safer freezing it in those little plastic, tupperware-style freezer tubs. Or even old yogurt containers.

I put mine in jars because I don't intend on having any left in two weeks.

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bluezebra

bypass the middle-man! ;) I think for my own good I must ration myself! :D So plastic containers it will be!

Thanks!! Have an awesome day!

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zolablue

Floyd, that is making me drool - you have no idea.  Thank you so much for showing us this recipe.  I had no idea one could make jam without actually canning it.  Will give it a try for sure.  That color is outstanding and I'll bet it was absolutely delicious with that beautiful fresh bread.  Wow.

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kjknits

Also, Ball makes these cool plastic freezer jam jars.  The tops screw on and they seal really, really tightly.  I actually use them for lots of things--you can always use small jars like that!

Katie in SC