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Strawberry Freezer Jam - Classic Pectin

Print Makes about 5 (8 oz) half pints

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups crushed strawberries (about 2 1lb containers)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 Tbsp Ball® Real Fruit® Classic Pectin
  • 5 Ball® Plastic (8 oz) Freezer Jars or 8 oz half pint glass jars with lids and bands


  1. COMBINE prepared fruit* with lemon juice in a large bowl. Add sugar, mixing thoroughly. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. COMBINE water and Ball® Real Fruit® Classic Pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, continuing to stir.
  3. ADD cooked pectin mixture to fruit mixture stir for 3 minutes.
  4. LADLE freezer jam into clean Ball® freezer jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Apply caps and let jam stand in refrigerator until set, but no longer than 24 hours. Serve immediately, refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year
*To Prepare Strawberries: Hull and crush one layer at a time using a potato masher.

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