|Fresh Local Strawberries|
and Strawberry Freezer Jam
Oh, this year it happened!! There are bags of prepared fresh local Strawberries in our freezer!! And 3 batches of Strawberry Freezer Jam will also be located there!! Last year everything was different because of the Pandemic and I did not freeze any Strawberries nor did I prepare any variety of Freezer Jams. Sure, I purchased the commercial jams, but making jam has been a tradition of mine for decades. Let's say a LOT of decades. Homemade Jams taste so much better than the commercial brands, too. Back in the day I made the "stir over the top of a hot stove" type jam. That was until I found directions for Freezer Jams. That first year I made 1 batch of Strawberry Freezer Jam- just to see how it would come out. It was so good and it was so easy! So, that has now been my method for the last few decades!
I use CERTO liquid fruit pectin- usually found in the gelatin/ pudding section of your grocery store.
***Yesterday, I prepped 3 batches of Jam- 1 batch at a time. It's in the Directions- prepare 1 batch at a time!
***The Directions are found in the CERTO package. Follow exactly. As a matter of fact- read all Directions before starting in. Every year I reread them.
The Jam sits in the containers undisturbed for 24 hours, then it is placed in the freezer. Defrost when needed in the refrigerator.
It's time for me to place my first batch in the freezer!