With the smell of fall in the air, I start feeling all domestic. Maybe it's my inner pioneer wanting me to get ready for the dreaded winter. Whatever it is, the jars come out and the fruit gets stored.
If you are new to preserving food, freezer jam is a great place to start and strawberry is my favorite.
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The lids needs to be new (you cannot reuse the lid portion) and you need to sanitize them. Put the lids you need in a small pot on medium high heat. The moment it reaches a boil, pull the pan off. You do not want to boil the lids!
You don't want your fruit to be totally pureed. Just slightly chunky is the perfect texture. One of the things I love about freezer jam is that is doesn't get as jelly like as normal jam. Imagine this gooey goodness on some hot french toast in the morning, YUM!
Aren't they beautiful. I always feel so productive after I line up a shelf with my jars. The jam will last up to a year in the freezer and three weeks in the fridge.
They make great new baby gifts with a loaf of bread or do the non freezer jam version as neighbor Christmas gifts.