Strawberry fields forever!

  1. Good-morning everyone,

    I am going strawberry pickn' this morning. Does anyone have a freezer jam recipe they'd like to share?

  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Cynthiann
    Ooooohh, sounds so yummy! Fresh picked strawberries are so good.

    The only recipes I know of are the one that come with the instructions in a box of pectin.
  4. by   Huq
    Not a clue, but send me some!
  5. by   jnette !!! Freezer jam is the BEST !!!

    Still have several containers in the freezer from several years ago ! I have always used the recipies on the box, too, only I add far less sugar to mine.
  6. by   CashewLPN
    um... I think strawberries have high pectin quantity, so... maybe, add about 10% sugar (or to taste) and cook down... that will give you a chunky coulis... which is tasty on its own... and, should stay pretty thick....
    you would strain and puree to make a sauce....

    what is freezer jam, anyhoo?

  7. by   Mkue
    No........but I just made some homemade biscuits for strawberry shortcake !
  8. by   shygirl
    1 quart strawberries (1-1/2 pounds), hulled

    1 package (1-3/4 ounces) no-sugar needed pectin

    1 cup unsweetened apple juice

    14-1/2 to 21-3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes

    or 48 to 72 packets Equal® sweetener
    or 2 to 3 cups Equal® Spoonful™

    Coarsely mash strawberries in large bowl, using a potato masher or pastry blender (about 2-1/2 cups).

    Gradually stir pectin into apple juice in medium saucepan. Heat mixture to a rolling boil (one that does not stop when being stirred) over high heat, stirring constantly; boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

    Stir hot mixture into strawberries; stir in Equal®. Fill jars, allowing 1/2-inch head space. Cool jam; seal and freeze up to 3 months.


    After thawing, Strawberry Freezer Jam should be refrigerated; refrigerate up to 3 weeks. Also note that the use of more fruit in the recipe can possibly impair the gelling action of the jam.

    Makes three, 1/2-pint jars.


    Nutrition information per serving (1 tablespoon):
    14 cal., 0 g pro., 4 g carb., 0 g fat, 0 mg chol., 2 mg sodium
    Food Exchanges: free food
    70% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

    Thanks everyone. It's almost 1000 pm here and I just finished
    now! Boy are my arms tired! We cleaned and hulled 12 quarts!

  9. by   passing thru
    will strawberries growin wild do?

    There's tons of ripe ones here growing wild.
  10. by   gwenith
    You can substitute the pectin for apples. Apples have natural quanitities of pectin - strowberries have little pectin. The original jam recipes usually took one cup of sugar for every cup of fruit. The real secret of jam making is in how you cook it. To set correctly it must achieve a wrinkle consistancy. Drop some on a plate and push with your finger the jam should wrinkle. Take care not to burn yourself of course. I will check my Mrs Schauers Fruit Preserving Book (ancient receipe book) and get back to you.

    BTW I also have an ORIGINAL Mrs Beetons from the 1800's!!!
  11. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Yes, passing. You could substitute wild berries for the farm grown, as long as you can pick enough to equal the amount needed.
  12. by   Ted
    1) I'm at work. Just read this thread. Now I'm REALLY hungry from a strawberry shortcake with LOTS of strawberrys!

    2) I've got the Beatle's "Strawberry Fields Forever" song going through my head like a broken record that will never end!

    Strawberry Fields Forever. . . Strawberry Fields Forever. . . Strawberry Fields Forever. . .Stawberry Fields Forever. . .


    I'm Soooooooooooo Hungry!
  13. by   CashewLPN
    Ted! join the club... now, I'm going to strawberry fields next tuesday... any takers?
  14. by   Wolfpax
    Spent a good deal of time planting my first strawberry patch (it was huge), waited the couple of years for a really good yield, that year Mom came back to live with me, with "tech" of dementia, started enjoing tending to the strawberry patch, commented that there were a lot of gnats outside when she was gardening, bought her a can of Off so she wouldn't be bothered... I have never before seen a golden strawberry patch... that's watcha get when you spray the berries with Off instead of yourself... one of life's little lessons, still makes me misty to see a pint of strawberries in the store...