Monday, August 20, 2007

So yeah, this is essentially my last week of freedom before school starts again! Part of me is bummed, but I also feel pretty lucky to truly enjoy teaching, AND to have the summers off. Today I'm searching for easy strawberry jam recipes. Preferably something that doesn't have a ton of sugar and most certainly something that I can freeze. Any suggestions?

1 comment:

Beth said...

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam (I made this once... it was ok, but didn't taste as "natural" to me).

2 cups strawberries
1 cup cold water
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin, sugar free
In a large saucepan crush strawberries. Add water and gelatin, mixing well.
Over medium heat bring mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
Pour into jars, allow to cool and then cover. Can be stored in refrigerator for 1 week, or frozen for several weeks.


Strawberry Freezer Jam: (This is the one I make)

2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin
3/4 cup water
Mix crushed strawberries with sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute. Stir the boiling water into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into jars or other storage containers.
Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use. Once taken from the freezer, store in the fridge for up to one month- if it lasts that long.