Tuesday, January 20, 2009
We have come to know & love the Strawberry Lady, a produce carrier from Florida who stops by my workplace weekly, allowing us to have deliciously ripe strawberries in the middle of January. And at only $24 a flat, you can't beat the price.
We devoured the first few pints, dipping some in melted chocolate & adding sliced berries to our breakfast cereal. But then we slowed down...way down. Not wanting to let the berries go to waste, I decided to try making freezer jam on Saturday. It is incredibly easy & tasty and there is something so satisfying about knowing you made it yourself.
If you try this, be sure to check out Ball's new plastic freezer jars.
STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM
2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin
3/4 cup water
1. 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.
2. Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.