Strawberry Freezer Jam

Making freezer jam is easy and delicious and a must for me during strawberry and raspberry season. I love buying my berries right from the farm. My favourite is Hutchinson Farm in Burlington (www.hutchinsonfarm.ca). There is nothing better than enjoying fresh summer berry jam in the middle of a blustery winter day!

Freezer Jam is easier and faster and requires less sugar than traditional cooked and preserved jam. All you need for a batch is 4 cups of fresh fruit (approx 2 quarts of strawberries finely chopped), 1 1/2 cups of sugar, a package of “No Cook Freezer Jam” gelling powder, and some jam jars.

The step-by-step instructions come on the back of the package so just follow the directions for perfect results. prefer Clubhouse Garden Fare No Cook Freezer Jam gelling powder as it is the first I tried, and has produced excellent results. Some preparation tips that I have are: 1) Put your jars and lids in the dishwasher and select sanitize to get them clean and ready to fill with jam. 2) Use a potato masher to gently crush the strawberries to the chunkiness you desire.

You then need to store the jam in the refrigerator and use within 6 weeks, or you can freeze your jam for up to one year (next berry season!) and enjoy fresh summer jam all winter long!

To defrost the jam, just place in the fridge overnight and it will be ready for you in the morning.

Note: One strawberry freezer jam recipe yielded 5 – 250ml containers of jam (pictured on above).

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  1. Ok, I made jam last night. The No Frills by me only had Certa brand ‘jam-gelling product’ … it’s a liquid and required completely different measurements of sugar (I had to add 4 cups of sugar to 1 3/4 cups of chopped fruit). Let’s compare jams!

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    • Hi Sarah, I have only used the Clubhouse brand “Freezer Jam” pouches like in the photo. I also found a Bernardin brand freezer jam powder, but have stuck with the Clubhouse because it just seems to come out so well. Have only found it at Fortino’s this year so I stocked up!

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      • The Certa brand (and the Bernardin brand) require HEAPS more sugar – way too much really. Makes for a gritty, too-sweet jam. Clubhouse brand works the best.

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