Four Berry Freezer Jam

Some­times you get lucky.

Some­times you cater a func­tion and the fresh berries hardly get touched.

And the client can’t take any of the left­overs with them because they are from out of town.

And you end up with sev­eral gal­lons of fruit that need to be made into some­thing glorious.

Sigh. Serendip­ity.

This jam is so incred­i­bly easy and deli­cious. As I men­tioned before, the ratio of fruit leaned heavy on the blackberry/raspberry side which made for the most amaz­ing jam I’ve ever tasted. I could feast on this and fresh bread and but­ter alone. For at least a week. Then I might need to fac­tor in some protein.

Four Berry Freezer Jam and Buttermilk Bisquits

 

Four Berry Freezer Jam

makes about 6 half-pints

4 cups of assorted crushed berries (blackberry/raspberry/strawberry/blueberry–whatever ratio you like)

3 cups sugar

1 pack­age pow­dered pectin (I use Sure-Jell Pre­mium Fruit Pectin in the pink box–it’s the kind you can use less to no sugar) I have tried other pectin prod­ucts with vary­ing suc­cess. This one has con­sis­tently worked the best for me, but use what­ever brand you like, just make sure it’s a low-sugar version.

1 cup water

 

Crush the berries. You can either do this by hand, or use a food proces­sor. Don’t puree the fruit. you want a lit­tle tex­ture in this jam.

Put the sugar in a large saucepan. Stir in the pectin and mix until well blended.

Add the water and mix well. Bring mix­ture to a boil on medium high heat and stir con­stantly for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and quickly stir in the crushed fruit. Stir very well.

Pour into what­ever freezer con­tain­ers work the best for you. I like these.

Set out on your counter for 12–24 hours until set and then either use within 2–3 weeks, or freeze for up to a year.

 

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5 Comments

  1. I found this recipe on pin­ter­est. Very excited to try this. I love fresh jam and the freezer jam is the eas­i­est to make. I am going to try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • I wish I could have made four times the amount, we ran out so fast! Let us know how it turns out and have a great day!

  2. I made this yes­ter­day using frozen mixed berries — I could just sit and eat it with a spoon. I put some on top of vanilla ice cream — YUM!

  3. Hey, you get at least 2 g of pro­tein from the berries. Enjoy! ;)
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1848/2

    Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Just picked 2 gal­lons of rasp­ber­ries! I’m on it!

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