Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Use the best of the end-of-season fruits to preserve summer flavors into the fall.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 32
Cost: $
Difficulty: Very Easy


  • 4 cups of hulled and halved strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Peel of one lemon (with pith), cut into strips*
  • 4 (8-ounce) canning jars

*Tip: Pectin is a common ingredient in jams that can be bought at stores in a powder or liquid form. In this recipe we use lemon peel because it contains natural pectin that sets the jam as it simmers with the sugar and fruit.


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  1. In a blender, pulse strawberries to desired consistency.
  2. In a saucepan, bring mixture of strawberries, sugar and lemon peel to simmer on medium heat, stirring gently and frequently for about 20 minutes. Test to see if jam has set.
  3. Once jam is ready, take the lemon peel out of the saucepan and discard.
  4. Carefully pour jam into the jars, leaving about a half-inch of headspace — a funnel is a great tool for this step.
  5. Let jam cool and then screw on the lids.
  6. Attach labels to jars so you can keep track of how long they have been frozen.

*Tip: To test whether the jam has set, put a small plate in your freezer during preparation. After the jam is done simmering, drip a small dollop onto the cold plate with a spoon. Run your finger through the middle of it. If it stays separated and the two sides don’t run together, it is in the gel stage and ready for the jars. If it’s still runny, continue to simmer until it thickens.

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