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Raspberry Freezer Jam

I have wanted to try my hand at canning but I can’t quite get my head wrapped around where I will store the huge canning pot you need. So I decided to try the next best thing….Freezer Jam. This jam requires no cooking & no jar boiling so it is much easier, safer & less time consuming.

 

BC Raspberry Freezer Jam

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Love jam? Try this easy and delicious freezer jam. No canning experience required!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups crushed raspberries
  • 5 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 oz pkg pectin crystals
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. One half of the raspberry pulp may be sieved to remove seeds if desired. Crush raspberries iwth a potato masher. Add sugar to crushed raspberries and mix thoroughly. Let stand 10-15 minutes.
  2. In small saucepan combine pectin crystals and water. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Combine with fruit mixture and stir a least three minutes. Ladle into containers and cover tightly with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Store in freezer for up to one year. Yields 4 1/2 cups

Notes

This jam is REALLY sweet. It's yummy but next time I would definitely cut back on the sugar. I actually started to do that on this batch but then I started reading the paper from the pectin box & it had about 3 different warnings that cutting back on a recipe's sugar content could make it not gel. There are also specific pectin types that require less sugar. I might give one of these a go next time as well. Oh yeah, and don't do what I did & buy 500 mL (2 cup) jars. Unless you have a house full of crazy jam eaters, the jar will be too big.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Sodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1g

 

Carrie Kent

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

This has become an addiction. Thank you for introducing me to frezzer jam. Life changer!

Jen of A2eatwrite

Thursday 21st of August 2008

I've been thinking about freezer jam, Merry, and this looks just up my alley. I agree that I don't like jam that's too sweet, so I might play around with things a bit. Thanks for the great recipe!

Shan

Thursday 21st of August 2008

I've been toying with giving the whole canning thing a try. Mike's Dad suggested freezer jam, which I'd never really heard of before. Thanks for the recipe Merry! I may give this a go.

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