how to make jam with frozen berries without pectin


Marisa, thanks so much for posting this blog entry from Hitchhiking to Heaven.!

My husband has eaten a 4 oz jar by himself with a spoon. I’m so glad it was great for you too! Remove from heat and transfer to glass canning jars, leaving 1/2″ of space from the top of the jar for expansion when frozen. Being able to make something ahead of time and eat on it all year long is so rewarding.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Smash cut strawberries with a potato masher or Chop Stir. Ladel jam into containers and cool completely. Here’s what you’ll need to make this strawberry jam: –strawberries- the more ripe, the better! I hope you enjoy this recipe for a very long time! Take care. This piece was originally published on Hitchhiking to Heaven on March 25, 2012 and was written by Shae Irving. Cool to set.

Because it’s spring and rhubarb is already upon us!

Mixed bags of frozen berries are available year round in the freezer …

It’s not a big deal — just some recipe notes so you can get in and out of the freezer quickly and not grab or thaw a lot more than you need.

For safety, I would only can, and store in the cupboard, the lemon juice version.

If you do not have a food processor and then just use a potato masher {and some muscle} and it works well. .

I will give it 6 out of 5 star’s. Jam made from frozen fruit will taste infinitely fresher and more delicious than a six- or seven-month-old jam even if it is made in peak season. However it’s not able to help the jam set without the addition of an acid, enter lemon juice! Peaches go on sale tomorrow, I’d like to try the same thing.

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Do you have any recipe for mixed berry jam? Best strawberry freezer jam I’ve made. Add the sugar and lemon juice to your strawberries and slowly bring the mixture to a boil. This post on the best no pectin strawberry jam contains affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from my links (for example – as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases). I let flavor decide that question. Second, it is a natural pectin booster.

I am 66yrs old so never to late to try new things. (For those of you who are ahead of me in the labeling game, would you please tell me your favorite way to label freezer bags? Ripe strawberries are the sweetest! We are not going to use any pectin, just some sugar and lemon juice.

i boil it longer than 20mins, caramelize it, hmmm. I will look forward reading more.

If I am following a jam recipe that calls for 5 cups of fresh sour cherries, and I am using frozen, do I need to measure out more since they will become smaller as they thaw?

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Continue to boil for about 8 minutes or until the jam begins to thicken. re: labeling – use painter’s tape and write on it – peels off easily!

Only acid content can do that. The second time, due to my slight food sensitivity to lemon, I decided to try using apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice (I read that you put half the amount, if using vinegar instead of lemon juice). Just so we’re clear: Organic farming DOES use pesticides, they’re pesticides that are labeled acceptable for use on crops that get the “organic” label, but they’re still bug and weed killers, and you don’t want to consume them. Cool to set.

Should the lid go on the jar right away? And so tasty! This is how you avoid things like whole bricks made of blackberries. I haven’t tried it with guava but let us know how it goes for you!

Fresh berries have pectin that’s released when we heat the jam. Remove from heat and transfer to glass canning jars, leaving 1/2″ of space from the top of the jar for expansion when frozen. For this jam we are going to start with fresh strawberries but raspberries or blackberries would work well too.

Plan before you jam.

(Even before the Food Saver, I’d started freezing summer fruit in this way, using heavy-duty freezer bags and sucking out the excess air through a straw or with my mouth — all of which is easier than it might sound.). I didn’t lid them and am nervous about making people sick.

I let the jars sit on my counter for a day. Honestly, before I was a culinary teacher I didn’t really know myself. The other was a Food Saver, which allows me to freeze fruit in vacuum sealed packages at the height of just-picked excellence, without the danger of ruin from stale air and freezer burn. I’m not a big jam eater but this is delicious! That is high praise!

Will make it many more times! When you leave the jars out on the counter should they be lidded? So if you’re concerned about pesticide residue you will need to wash your fruit, even the organic stuff. Similarly, I made crockpot blueberry butter (from my much-used copy of Marisa’s brilliant first cookbook) with a couple bags of frozen blueberries shortly after the the stay-at-home order went into effect, to free up some much-needed freezer space. The frozen plums — at least three different varieties – found their way into almost everything, lending a tart complexity and pectin boost to jams from October until just last week, when they finally ran out.

–sugar (about 3/4 cups of sugar for each cup of berries), –lemon juice (2 TBSP lemon juice per cup of berries).
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Freezer jam can last up to 1 year in the freezer. Mmm . It was one of my favorite jams of the year.). Your email address will not be published. Yes! It is important to choose a pan that is large enough because the mixture will bubble up and need room to rise. Start with the best. If you have ever wanted to make jam before but didn’t want to start a huge project then this is the recipe for you. The question I always at school is…what is the difference between jam and jelly? Slowly bring the mixture to a boil and continue to boil for 8 minutes or until the jam is thickened. Hey Drew! Frozen fruit usually gives off a bit more water than fresh fruit, so you may have to add 5 minutes to the cooking time. You’ll be glad you did.


If you are freezing be sure to leave room at the top of the container for the jam to expand as it freezes {head space}. I love to give this jam as a gift to friends and neighbors. This will go perfectly with your easy homemade bread recipe, which we also love! Thank you Kath. Get the air out.

What goes into your jars is what you get out of them, so use the best fruit you can find.

We just use a spoon when spreading jam to make sandwiches.

I’ve been making jam for years and years and I’ve decided that sometimes, jam just doesn’t set. Strawberry freezer jam made in less than 30 minutes and with only 3 ingredients.

Jam made from frozen fruit will taste infinitely fresher and more delicious than a six- or seven-month-old jam even if it is made in peak season.

It shouldn’t change it, but just make sure your fruit is ripe since that’s where the natural pectin comes from!

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Thank you! Does that change it at all?

Is the ratio of fruit to sugar described in the article safe for water bath canning or would this be considered freezer jam? I made one batch using regular sugar & one batch using 4/5ths Truvia & 1/5 regular sugar. Place blueberries and lemon juice in a heavy-bottomed jam pot and gently bring to a simmer over low heat. Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan and stir to combine. https://foodinjars.com/recipe/mixed-berry-jam-from-ball-canning/.

Sugar doesn’t make something safe or unsafe for the water bath. Yes, you can use frozen strawberries but you might have to cook it longer since the tend to be more watery once defrosted. So. It is nice to get them broke down a before adding them to the saucepan. For example, I freeze figs in sugar syrup to retain color and texture. Anyway, go clean out your freezer and make some jam. This was so easy to make!

Although I make jam regularly, I have never made jam from frozen berries, didn’t know I could) I don’t use added pectin (if I don’t need to) and my jam is a nice balance in consistency (sticks to spoon).I would like to share that when making for gifts, I lessen the sugar and add a … Tips & tricks to achieve the most delicious cookies of your life!

Thanks so much for your help! First, it prohibits bacteria growth, so your jam lasts longer. I think you’ll be fine! Is it possible to use half strawberries half blueberries?

It’s where you put the individual pieces of fruit on trays and freeze them until they’re just solid. Think of those videos you see of the grocery stores after an earthquake with all that food ruined! I start almost all my frozen fruit jams by macerating the fruit in sugar while it thaws. Worked brilliantly; it’s good to know that frozen fruit can be used to make butters as well as jams.

Wow thank you so much Kathy!

Homemade Strawberry Jam made with just 3 ingredients and NO store-bought PECTIN.

I had strawberries to blend with feijoas when the latter showed up in November. I used raspberries instead of strawberries and the jam came out perfectly.

Then you put the flash frozen fruit into freezer bags. Pour the chopped strawberries into a large saucepan. The taste is much sweeter this time, but that could be because these strawberries didn’t taste quite as good as the first batch, so I am noticing the sugar more. I’ve never tried jalapeno jam before so I’m not sure either! Absolutely delicious.

You can make some damned fine jam from frozen fruit. Just before we leave, I am slammed with pounds and pounds of berries and plums — more than I could sanely process, given everything else that’s going on. Making strawberry freezer jam has never been easier or more delicious!

I suppose I might.). The ability to freeze good fruit is important to me, in part, because we spend the peak preserving month of August far away from home, at our cabin in Alaska. You already know about this, right?

As the fruit thaws, the sugar nestles it and absorbs the liquid, so you end up with a mixture that is thick, bright, pectin rich (provided you’ve chosen a blend of fruits that provides enough pectin to make a successful jam, which is actually kind of hard not to do) and ready to cook. Refrigerate or freeze.

Making another batch as I type …, Your email address will not be published. I’m from California.

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