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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but freezer jam is an easy and delicious way to enjoy the fruits of the season throughout the cooler months ahead. We made our usual weekend trek to the farmers market and picked up (too many) fresh local strawberries. Following the easy instructions from the fruit pectin box, we now have enough strawberry freezer jam to remind us of summer and perhaps also warm our spirits during the cold of winter. Here is the recipe below:

1. Wash and rinse glass or plastic containers

2. Crush clean, de-stemmed strawberries

3. Mix 2 cups crushed strawberries with 4 cups sugar

4. Stir 1 box Sure-Jell fruit pectin and 3/4 cup water in small saucepan over high heat. Boil for 1 min. stirring constantly

5. Remove pectin from heat and stir into fruit mixture. Stir constantly until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture becomes glossy

6. Pour mixture into prepared containers leaving 1/2 inch space at the top for expansion during freezing

7. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or store in freezer and enjoy!

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