Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yummy Blueberry Freezer Jam

Doing their "thing" for the 24 hour time period.
Homemade Jam! Yum!  It's mid July & earlier this week it was Blueberry Freezer Jam time!  You might say I'm big on tradition.  Definitely that's true in the summer when I buckle down to make the Freezer Jams.  There's a time & place for everything and it's jam time.  Homemade jams taste so much better than the commercial brands. 

Sunday afternoon brought the yearly drive to Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA to purchase the fresh local Blueberries. 

No longer do I pick them.  It's so much easier to drive out to Southwick & purchase them directly.  Most of the pints did fit inside the large box- to make it easier to carry.  But the last container needed "special treatment", so the blueberries wouldn't spill out all over the trunk of our car.  :) 

After arriving home, it was time for Blueberries, Part II.  Most of the sweet, delicious, blue, juicy berries were washed, drained, packaged in freezer bags & labelled to place in our large freezer.  My year's supply will be enjoyed, especially during the cold winter months.

Not all of these sweet pieces of fruit were frozen.  There's the Blueberries saved for cereal at breakfast this week, the Blueberries for a batch of muffins & also a torte.  And... da da the Blueberries for my Blueberry Freezer Jam.

Freezer Jam is the much easier method to make jam on a hot humid summer day.  It's prepared & then sits undisturbed for 24 hours before placing in the freezer.     

On Monday the CERTO (liquid fruit pectin), Lemon Juice, Sugar & Blueberries in the fridge were collected to begin. The directions for Freezer Jams are found inside the CERTO box along with 2 pouches of the liquid fruit pectin.  My circular 1 cup Ziploc containers had been purchased on amazon a couple months ago- after learning that they are not manufactured any longer.   

Preparing 1 batch at a time, I followed the directions, exactly.  The 1 cup containers & lids had been washed & dried.  I also looked at My Hints before I started.  Click here to view My Hints.  

Preparing Blueberry Freezer Jam
(File Photo)

Now, there are 19 containers of yummy Blueberry Freezer Jam stored in our freezer, along with the Strawberry Freezer Jam.   

Have you made Freezer Jam yet?  It's so good!


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