While I am a modern-day housewife, I have not added canning to my resume. [That is taking it to a higher level.] However, I do love to make freezer jam. It is so sweet and fresh! We went on Sunday to our Farmer’s Market and bought fresh-from-the-farm raspberries. I was able to make six- 8oz containers of Raspberry Freezer Jam in under an hour and that included 30 minutes of set time. It takes just 3 ingredients, a bowl, a potato masher, and plastic freezer jars. Really any one can do it and *most kids are eager to help.
Raspberry Freezer Jam
- 1/2 flat of Raspberries [or 6 small baskets]
- 2 cups of sugar
- 6 Tbs. Ball RealFruit Instant Pectin
1. Crush berries one layer at a time with potato masher.
2. Add sugar and pectin and stir for 3 minutes.
3. Spoon jam into 6 freezer jars and let stand for 30 minutes
Enjoy now. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.
Use small-4oz glass mason jars to give this jam as gifts. Be sure to remind the recipients that it must be stored in the refrigerator. There is nothing better than giving away the sweetness of summer!
*Disclaimer: While most kids would be eager to participate in making jam, the child pictured in this post was not. Pictures are 100% staged. He had absolutely no interest in participating.