Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe

Strawberry Freezer Jelly

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Tastes great on toast, bread, waffles, ice cream.I like to use old Peanut Butter Jars, they work very well for freezer jam!
Tastes great on toast, bread, waffles, ice cream.
Tastes great on toast, bread, waffles, ice cream. | Source
I like to use old Peanut Butter Jars, they work very well for freezer jam!
I like to use old Peanut Butter Jars, they work very well for freezer jam! | Source

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How to Make Strawberry Jam

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First, take the tops off of the strawberries and clean them. Then, mash them with some sort of masher in a large bowl. A potato masher works well. Pour two cups of mashed strawberries and four cups of sugar in a bowl and stir. It's important to be as close to accurate as possible. Blend well and let sit for ten minutes, stirring occassionally. Prepare the Sure Jell. Mix the Sure Jell in, and stir for three minutes. Pour into a preservable container. Then start over with the next batch!
First, take the tops off of the strawberries and clean them.
First, take the tops off of the strawberries and clean them. | Source
Then, mash them with some sort of masher in a large bowl. A potato masher works well.
Then, mash them with some sort of masher in a large bowl. A potato masher works well. | Source
Pour two cups of mashed strawberries and four cups of sugar in a bowl and stir. It's important to be as close to accurate as possible.
Pour two cups of mashed strawberries and four cups of sugar in a bowl and stir. It's important to be as close to accurate as possible. | Source
Blend well and let sit for ten minutes, stirring occassionally.
Blend well and let sit for ten minutes, stirring occassionally. | Source
Prepare the Sure Jell.
Prepare the Sure Jell. | Source
Mix the Sure Jell in, and stir for three minutes.
Mix the Sure Jell in, and stir for three minutes. | Source
Pour into a preservable container.
Pour into a preservable container. | Source
Then start over with the next batch!
Then start over with the next batch! | Source

Sure Jell Strawberry Jam Recipe

This recipe is a sweet treat that can be spread on a bagel, toast, or be used as a topping for ice cream. Making freezer jam with Sure Jell is so easy that you can make several cans of this yummy treat in mere hours.

By having many jars prepared ahead of time, this can make a great gift for any event, whether a housewarming gift for a new neighbor or a present for your child's teacher. Make sure to dress it up by using a nice looking mason jar, take a square piece of fabric tie it on the top. Everyone will enjoy this awesome easy-to-make jam!

Ingredients for Strawberry Jam

  • 2 cup strawberries, mashed
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 box Sure Jell
  • 3/4 cups water

Nutrition Information for Strawberry Jam

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Tbs
Calories 45
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 11 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How Do You Make Strawberry Jam

  1. Choose smaller strawberries, as they are sweeter, and make better jam. I also like to wait until they are dark red, right before they spoil, as these ones are also especially sweet. Make sure to wash strawberries of all dirt and chemicals, cut off stems and bad portions.
  2. Once the strawberries are washed and cut, take a potato masher, and mash up your strawberries, until they are like soup.
  3. Once the strawberries are mashed thoroughly, take two cups of mashed-up strawberries, then measure out four cups of sugar and mix together. It is important to make sure that the cups are as precise as possible, for it to gel well.
  4. Once mixed, set a timer for ten minutes. The mixture should sit for at least ten minutes in order for the sugar to dissolve well. Throughout this time, occasionally stir.
  5. Prepare the Sure Jell. There are other types of pectin that work well, but this is the brand I choose. Prepare this mixture on the stove, as the box indicates. It is a good idea to wait until your mixture has been sitting for at least ten minutes, since you will need to mix it with your strawberries immediately.
  6. Once it is prepared, immediately stir the Sure Jell into your strawberry mixture, stirring rapidly. Continue to stir for at least three minutes after the Sure Jell has been added.
  7. Then pour into containers. Old peanut butter jars work well, as well as mason jars. Fill it to about a half inch below the lid.
  8. If you have more strawberries, then begin again at step one. Do not double your recipe, as the pectin will not gel well if doubled.
  9. After all the jars have been filled, close them, and set it aside for twenty four hours at least. This will give time for it to become the consistency of jelly. After it has set out for an entire day, then you can place it into the freezer and give it away to friends.

Benefits of Strawberries

  • Strawberries are full of fiber that curbs your appetite and regulates your digestion.
  • Strawberries also contain anit-inflammatories, as well as anti-oxidants that will help decrease chance of cancer and slow the progresion of inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and Crohn's.
  • Due to the vitamin C, it will also help improve your immune system, which will fight against any flus or colds that you may come into contact with.
  • Eye health will also improve as a result of a regular diet that contains strawberries.

Strawberries without all the sugar will have great benefits for your body, as well as a low calorie snack. This strawberry jam, may contain a lot of sugar, but in moderation can help you achieve good health.

Although it is important to make sure you get a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to have the most balanced diet. Switch it up between zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, onions, olives, apples etc. The more colorful your diet is, the healthier you are eating!

© 2012 Angela Michelle

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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

Yumm! It´s always nice to have a selfmade strawberry jam especially at wintertime. Thanks for sharing this easy to follow step by step recipe. Voted up and useful;-)


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Nothing better in this world than homemade strawberry freezer jam. In the winter, I take some out and taste the summertime! Great directions.


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idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

Looks really good! Good thing those peanut butter jars are not thrown away and are ok for re-use for other foodstuffs. Glass jars are the best compared to plastic. And thanks for sharing your step-by-step images that makes doing this recipe much easier. Voted up and useful. :)


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

This recipe sounds so easy and looks so delicious. Strawberry Jam is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for sharing! ♥ Thumbs up and shared


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I have strawberries now I need to do something with, glad I came across this!


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

This is very simple. Next year I think I might try to raise my own strawberries, but I was just too short on time to do a strawberry garden. But we got ours from a local market and they were so sweet and good.


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Robin 4 years ago from San Francisco

I love strawberry jam and yours looks amazing! My kids and I just made about 30 jars of blackberry and olallieberry jam from berries that we picked from a berry farm. I think it makes a huge difference if the berries are fresh; I think it's the best jam we have ever made because we didn't buy the berries from the market. We make the cooked version; this version seems much simpler. We will have to try freezer jam next time, especially if we are short on time!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Looks delicious! I missed going strawberry picking this year but will save your recipe for next year.


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

It's even better on ice cream!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

So yummy and very tasty! I love fresh, home-made jam on toast in the mornings. Thanks for sharing.


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

It is simple and yummy. You both should try it!


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vox vocis 4 years ago

Yummy! This strawberry jam looks so inviting! The recipe is so simple that I have to try it out.


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

Looks great! I have wanted to make my own jam for a while, so this was very useful.

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