Tuesday, June 24, 2008

jam berries

under the bridge and over the dam
looking for berries, berries for jam
~from Jamberry by bruce degen
strawberries were on sale at my local grocery store this weekend so i packed 4 pounds of them home to make freezer jam!
here is the recipe i used:
4 cups crushed fresh strawberries (my 4 pounds of berries was just about 4 cups crushed, after we snacked on 6-7 berries!)
8 cups sugar
2 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin like (sure jell)
1 1/2 cups water

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.
Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.

there you go~ easy peasy and oh, so sweet and yummy! our breakfast waffles and lunch pb&j's will be never be the same... or at least not until the freezer jam runs out!

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