How To: One Hour Strawberry Freezer Jam

Once your berries are clean and ready to process using the method used (here) you are ready to make jam. For making jam you can prep your berries at the same time you prep your whole berries for freezing and store them in the fridge overnight.
This instant pectin requires no cooking and takes literally minutes to prepare once the berries are prepped. I especially like this brand because it calls for waaaaay less sugar than any other brands I've used. They've changed their recipe this year, and I'm not sure if I'll keep using this brand or spring for another more natural brand when I make raspberry jam later this month. The process for all berry jams is the same, so substitute whatever fruit you have on hand.
I make two batches at once without any problem. You mix together the pectin and sugar or splenda. 4 cups fruit to 1.5 cups sugar. I even used 5 cups fruit and it turned out great.
Mash the berries to the consistency you enjoy. We like ours a little chunky for added berry flavor.
Combine the berries and the pectin mixture and stir for three minutes.
Ladle your jam into any freezer worthy container you have on hand. I like wide mouth pint jars, but if you have a smaller family you could use smaller jars. Place the jars in the freezer after 30 minutes. When you are ready to use the jam pull it out of the freezer and store it in the fridge for easy usage. This jam tastes like berries instead of sugar, which I love.
We use our jam in the usual ways, but also as a sweetener for homemade yogurt and smoothies. A double batch of jam took me one hour. I made two double batches and ended up with 13 pints of jam. My total time including set up, berry prep, and clean up was 1 hour and 30 minutes.


  1. You know what I love (I think even more than the look of your jam) is the look of your writing on the top of those jar lids!

    Yum, Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. I really like the Sure Jel lower sugar pectin, if you want to try that one. But, man you are fast! It takes me forever to clean up. I would love to get my time under 2hours! :0

  3. I made this once! I must have had a dozen or so jars and it was so delicious that my family gobbled it all up in a matter of weeks. :)

  4. I want to try this now! You make it look nice and easy, just the way I like it!

  5. Today is strawberry jam day at my house! :) I still use the 2 cups berries/4 cups sugar recipe. Call me traditional (sugar is cheaper than berries & I have to make 20+ pints to get us all through the year!)

  6. Would something like this work with raspberries?


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