Sunday, May 17, 2009

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Thanks to a little inspiration from Marie over at Makes and Takes with her great pictures and the simple directions included in the Sure-Jell package, the boys and I had great time making Strawberry Freezer Jam on Friday.

I wanted to keep some little fruit chunks in there but it proved to be a little difficult to teach a 4 and a 2 year old the concept of "pulsing" the food processor. I think next time we will try mashing the fruit with a potato masher instead, as recommended in the directions that come with the Sure-Jell package. We are thinking of making Strawberry-Blueberry Jam next time.

I should have taken this picture before we added the berries. The whole bowl was just sugar!!! The standard recipe takes 4 cups!!!!!! I am thinking that next time we will look for the "less sugar needed" package of pectin.

Here are the "fruits" of our labor. The only bad part is that the boys were having a hard time waiting the 24 hours before you can eat it.

But Saturday afternoon, we went through a half of loaf of bread.

The only ingredients needed were:
Sugar (lots of it)
Pectin (such as Sure-Jell, Ball, etc.)

1 comment:

lara said...

We are off right now to pick strawberries. Hopefully, we will be making our own jam soon.