Easy Freezer Jam Recipe

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe at TheFrugalGirls.com

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Looking for an extra-easy Jam Recipe that’s absolutely delicious?  Well, I’ve got just the thing!



Stock your freezer with yummy jam, and give some as gifts!

What You’ll Need:

  • Four 1-lb. containers of Fresh Strawberries or Six 6-oz. containers of Fresh Raspberries {you can even use berries grown in your yard to save $$!}
  • 1.5 cups of Sugar
  • 1 Pkg. Ball Freezer Jam Pectin {can be found at most grocery stores or Wal-Mart}
  • Freezer-safe Canning Jars

What You’ll Do:

  • Wash, stem & slice berries {I chose strawberries}, then place in a shallow pan.
  • Use masher to crush berries {consistency will depend on how chunky you like your jam}.

  • The berries will look something like this, after they’ve been mashed…

  • In separate bowl, mix together Pectin and Sugar.
  • Add mashed berries into mixture, and stir for 3 minutes.

  • Scoop jam into small freezer-safe jars. {I use the 4oz. – 8oz. size.}
  • Let  jam set for 30 minutes, then store in your freezer until you’re ready to use your tasty jam. Enjoy!
  • I make 12 little jars at a time {as pictured}, and I take out one at a time to keep in the fridge.
  • Store in freezer for up to 1 year, or in refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  • Recipe makes approximately six 8 oz. jars or twelve 4 oz. jars.

The Yummy Finished Product:

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This jam is 110% delish!!  Give it a try, and see what you think!

This also makes a fabulous Gift in a Jar! ;)

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See Also:
Fresh Strawberry Popsicles Recipe

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84 Responses to Easy Freezer Jam Recipe

  1. angela says:

    Where did you find those jars?

  2. Heidi says:

    Hi Angela!

    I found the jars and lids at Wal-Mart. :)

    They were in the section by the dishes, with all of the other canning supplies.

    ~ Heidi

  3. Shannon says:

    Hey – Need a printable version of this! Just in time too..Looked at my plants yesterday and have LOADS or berrries just waiting to ripen!!

  4. Lindsey says:

    I didn’t realize it could be so easy!! TFS!

  5. Heidi says:

    Hi Shannon ~

    For a printable version, at the bottom of the post {just beneath ‘Like it? Share it!’} click on the small printer icon at the left. That will give you a printer-friendly version. Or, you could also just copy and paste this into a word document, and print from there.

    Hope that helps!

    ~ Heidi

  6. Kerry says:

    Do you think you can use blueberries?

  7. Renee says:

    Wonder if this works with blackberries? We have a lot of them. Love your website by the way! Very pretty and awesome stuff on here!

  8. kcwerkema says:

    I have made the jam with black berries. It was good

  9. Meghan says:

    If you like smooth jam, can you puree the strawberries instead of mashing them?

  10. heather says:

    That is awesome! How do you steam the strawberries? I have heard of making the jam on the stove but not like this. Thanks!

  11. Heidi says:

    Hi Heather ~ no steaming is required for this easy recipe! Just use fresh strawberries from the garden… or grocery store! :)

    ~ Heidi

  12. Carla says:

    and Raspberries!

  13. melissa says:

    @Heather: she said “stem” as in take the stems off, not steam. :) It’s ok, I think you just read it wrong…..

  14. Alicia says:

    Would love to try this soon…

  15. Sherry says:

    Those jars are adorable! Great gift!

  16. Michelle says:

    Could you use a food processor instead of hand mashing to save time? I think I may try that :) Thanks for the great recipe…we go through tons of jam and it is so pricey in the stores for the good stuff!

    • marymary says:

      Michelle, if you use a regular blade in a food processor it chops them all up, or purees them, depending on how long you process them, and the texture’s just not as nice as the mashed berries.

      But my food processor came with a blunt (not sharp), short blade — mine’s called a “dough blade” — and I discovered a few years ago that it’s great for mashing strawberries for jam! It has saved me lots of time.

  17. Johnlyn says:

    Perfect timing! I bought jelly at the store yesterday and I thought – next time I need to figure this out.

    Thanks for posting!

  18. roberta says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’ve been looking for a good one-can’t wait to try it!

  19. Jessica says:

    Is it 1 1/2 cups total of sugar or 1 1/2 cups per pound of strawberries. I was telling my MIL about this and she said it doesn’t seem like enough sugar.

  20. Heidi says:

    Hi Jessica ~ it’s 1 1/2 cups sugar total. :) I’ve made it for years this way, and it’s soooo yummy! Give it a try, and see what you think!

    ~ Heidi

    • shyla says:

      Can stevia be a replacement for the sugar and im sure it can, have you ever made it with an artificial sweetner?if so how much do you put in? thanks

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