DIY: Strawberry Freezer Jam

In July we ran out of homemade strawberry jam.  We had exhausted our supply of freezer jam we made from strawberries we picked from a local farm and jam my Aunt had made.  I purchased some strawberry jam from the grocery store, but it just wasn't the same.  We were lucky this past Saturday that one of the vendors at our local Farmer's Market had strawberries!  We used Ball Instant Fruit Pectin, Organic Turbinado and fresh local strawberries.

First, we cleaned and cut the strawberries.

Next, we placed the strawberries in the blender.

Then, we stirred together the pectin, sugar and strawberry puree.

The finished product!

Total cost:  We spent $20 for the entire container of strawberries (4 quarts), however we probably only used half the berries to make the jam, so probably $10-12 dollars worth.  The Ball Freezer containers were reused from last year, so $0 and the Ball Instant Fruit Pectin I found on Clearance at KMart for $0.90.  To purchase 6 (8 oz) jars of jam at our local Farmer's Market would have cost $4-5 each.

This is a very economical way to make jam, you will know exactly what is in it and it tastes great!


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