When you make freezer strawberry jam using Sure-Jell you do not cook the fruit like the traditional recipes call for you to do. Instead you combine the Sure-Jell and 3/4 c. of water and bring it to a boil for 1 minute and stir this into the mashed fruit and sugar for about 3 minutes. Next you fill the jars and let them sit for 24 hours then pop them into the freezer for up to a year.
The flavor was way more vibrant and fresh because it wasn't boiled to death!! The color was a bright red too and it was really really good. Can you tell how excited I am to have made this discovery?
Here is the recipe for 2 pints of strawberries:
6 one cup or 3 two cup freezer containers with lids washed and dried.
2 pints of strawberries washed and stems discarded (Best to use firm ripe fruit.)
4 C. sugar
1 box Sure-Jell (pectin)
Set the containers and lids out on a clean kitchen towel in the area where you will fill the jars. It is helpful if this is also the area where they can remain undisturbed for 24 hours before freezing.
I am going to make more of this one for sure!