If you love the taste of ripe, sweet strawberries, you’ll find that freezer jams preserve the fresh flavor best. This strawberry jam is especially delicious with freshly baked scones, clotted cream, and a dab of lemon curd.
2 cups strawberries, crushed (buy 1 qt. fully ripe strawberries)
4 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 box Sure Jell dry fruit pectin
Measure out sugar in large bowl. Measure 2 cups of crushed straberries and add to sugar. Stir well and sit aside to allow sugar to dissolve.
In small saucepan, place 3/4 cup water. Whisk in fruit pectin (Sure Jell). Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil for one minute. Pour into fruit mixture. Gently stir mixture until all sugar is dissolved.
Pour into clean 8 ounce jars (or plastic containers of choice) and leave 3/4 inch head space. Using a damp paper towel, wipe around rim and sides of jar to remove any residue. Place lids on jars and let sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, place jam in freezer until ready to use. Thaw in refrigerator before using. Store opened jars in the refrigerator.