Monday, July 15, 2013

~Blueberry Freezer Jam~

The 24 Hour Time Period
Seeing blue!  Oh, the local blueberries, that is!  Yesterday afternoon, we took the annual drive out to Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA to purchase the ripe, yummy, dark blue fruit at their farm stand.  Every year I purchase the year's supply from them and prep the the fresh berries for our large freezer.  As with strawberries gone are the days when "pick your own" is my preferred method of getting my supply to freeze for pancakes and other tasty faves.  Also, to make make jam.  Definitely Freezer Jam!  With our 90° + weather, it's the only jam to make.

Later yesterday afternoon the Ziploc Freezer Bags each containing 2 cups of the sweet fruit found their place in our freezer.  There is a quart of these delicious berries remaining in our fridge - for cereal, for fruit salads and for snacking!  Yum!
Packaged Blueberries!
This afternoon my agenda was 2 batches of Blueberry Freezer Jam.  The directions are found inside the CERTO box.  CERTO (Liquid Fruit Pectin), Lemon Juice, Sugar and Blueberries are needed along with the freezer containers.  My containers of choice are Ziploc 1 cup Freezer Containers. 

***I always have 1 extra container ready to use when pouring the liquid mixture into the cups.       

Follow the directions exactly when making this easy and yummy jam!   Only 1 batch is prepared at a time.  Today, I made 2 batches - each separately.  The containers are labelled and sitting on our Dining Room table - basically taking care of themselves.  After the 24 hour period, the containers will be placed in our freezer.  Yes, the time is also labelled.  :) 

Freezer Jam is very easy to prepare and tastes totally great!  Do you prepare this in the summer when the fruit is available? 



Amy said...

Yum...I love preserves and jams. Can't wait to try these. The berries are so gorgerous these days.

JG said...

Amy- It's a "try it, you'll like it"! :) Fresh local berries are so good!