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Easy Freezer Jam Recipe

Updated on March 1, 2014

Homemade Freezer Jam is so Easy to make!

Have you ever wondered how to make freezer jam? Are you interested in preserving fruit from your fruit trees? Or do you want to enjoy the taste of fresh fruit all year long? We have a sour cherry tree in our front yard. I have made tons of cherry pies, but I wanted to make some jam. I was delighted to find out how easy it is to make jam with this simple freezer jam recipe. All I needed was a packet of Ball Real Fruit Pectin, jelly jars, sugar and about 5 minutes. Read on to find out how you to can make delicious easy jam! Pictured are my first two jars of Cherry Jam.

All you need is RealFruit Instant Pectin - Mix with your own fruit and sugar or sweetener

RealFruit Pectin by Ball comes in a jar or packets. If you plan to make lots of jam, get the jar. If you just want to try your hand at making freezer jam, there is a 0.6 oz packet that makes 2 half pint jars of jam. This is the pectin for no-cook freezer jam. As soon as I saw this pectin, I began to think about making cherry jam from my cherry tree harvest. In about 30 minutes, you can be eating delicious, homemade jam!

Ball RealFruit Instant Pectin - Flex Batch 4.7 oz.
Ball RealFruit Instant Pectin - Flex Batch 4.7 oz.

RealFruit Pectin by Ball comes in a jar or packets. If you plan to make lots of jam, get the jar. If you just want to try your hand at making freezer jam, there is a 0.6 oz packet that makes 2 half pint jars of jam. This is the pectin for no-cook freezer jam. As soon as I saw this pectin, I began to think about making cherry jam from my cherry tree harvest. In about 30 minutes, you can be eating delicious, homemade jam!

 

Gather your Ingredients for Freezer Jam

Make sure your jars are washed and ready to fill

You will probably already have everything on hand to make freezer jam except the instant pectin. I bought a jar to keep in my pantry so I can make freezer jam anytime I have fresh, ripe produce. All you need for jam is:

1 2/3 crushed or finely chopped fruit

2/3 cup Sugar (or Splenda no calerie sweetener) (granulated)

Packet of pectin (i used the 0.6 oz packet for this recipe since I didn't have that many cherries picked and pitted)

*for peaches only you need 1 tbsp bottled lemon juice

Two 8 oz. freezer jars or jelly jars

3 Simple steps to make freezer jam

Use whatever fruit you want to (I used sour cherries from my cherry tree)

1. Stir sugar and pectin in a bowl.

2. Add crushed or chopped fruit and stir 3 minutes.

3. Ladle jam into clean jars and let stand 30 minutes. Enjoy!

*If you are using peaches, adjust slightly: Stir peaches, sugar and 1 tbsp lemon juice in a bowl and slowly add pectin, then stir for 3 minutes and ladle into jars and let stand 30 minutes.

This jam will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 1 year!

Tools to make Freezer Jam

Ball Plastic 8-Ounce Freezer Jars, 5 Pack
Ball Plastic 8-Ounce Freezer Jars, 5 Pack

These jars are durable and easy to store and stack in your freezer

 
Zyliss Easy Chop Food Chopper with Smart Base
Zyliss Easy Chop Food Chopper with Smart Base

I use a hand chopper to chop my fruit for jam

 
OXO 1056988 Good Grips 3-Piece Angled Measuring Cup Set, Black
OXO 1056988 Good Grips 3-Piece Angled Measuring Cup Set, Black

Measure your sugar and fruit. I love my angled measuring cups!

 

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Jar + Fruit + Pectin - = Delicious Jam

How much easier could it be? You can start with an empty jar, a bit of fruit and a packet of pectin and in just minutes you can make delicious jam! Now that you have found out how easy it is to make jam, why not give it a try?

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      termit_bronx 

      7 years ago

      Every year my mom makes jelly out of strawberries! It's very good! :)

    • Natalie W Schorr profile image

      Natalie W Schorr 

      7 years ago

      Lovely! I have made both canned and freezer jam, but like the canned better. However, nothing beats the convenience of a freezer jam!

    • BlueStarling profile image

      BlueStarling 

      7 years ago

      I vaguely remember my Mom making jam, and it seemed like a bit of an ordeal. This, though, does look easy and like something even I could handle.

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      Tarra99 

      7 years ago

      I've canned jam before but never made freezer jam...my neighbour makes it and shares...maybe I should give it a try! Thanks :o)

    • AsianMarketplace profile image

      AsianMarketplace 

      7 years ago

      Look delicious

    • StellaSingles profile image

      StellaSingles 

      7 years ago

      My grandmother used to make her own preserves....sooo good.

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      Pnorway 

      7 years ago

      Awesome lens! Yummy!

    • blessedmomto7 profile imageAUTHOR

      blessedmomto7 

      7 years ago

      @JoyfulPamela2: I have a freezer in my garage.

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Both of my grandmothers used to can everything! My mom stills cans some things, but I have never tried freezer jam. Do you have a big freezer to store in it?

    • blessedmomto7 profile imageAUTHOR

      blessedmomto7 

      7 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: I think beating the birds to the fruit is one of the biggest obtacles! Last year the birds got ALL my cherries!

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      I'm getting ready to make my first batch of organic raspberry freezer jam for the season this week. That is, I'll be making it if I can beat the birds to the fruit ...

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