Strawberry Freezer Jam Tips + Canning Jar Deals

by Marcy on April 13, 2015 · 2 comments

strawberry freezer jam recipes

Spring has finally found it’s way to Central Ohio, and before long it will be strawberry season! I love taking my girls picking at a local farm (Mitchell’s is our favorite) and every year I make Strawberry Freezer Jam. That’s a picture of our haul from last year, before I made jam.

I was probably in college before I ever ate Strawberry Jam from the store because my grandma made freezer jam every year. Once my own kids were born and peanut butter and jelly became a staple in our house, I started making my own freezer jam. I use the basic freezer jam recipe in the Sure-Jell Certo Fruit Pectin box (I like the liquid kind that requires no cooking), and I have always frozen my jam in glass canning jars. I’m sure to leave a little bit of head room at the top and I allow my jam to sit at room temperature for 24 hours before freezing, and it has always worked like a charm! (Note: some recipes call for lemon zest and I personally don’t care for the added flavor – so I omit that.)

I was perusing Amazon this morning and found these really cute Ball Canning Jars that I am considering this year – to use for gifts for neighbors, friends and even for teacher gifts.

ball canning jar
Ball Jar Crystal Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Quilted, 4-Ounce, Set of 12 – $8.47, ships FREE with Amazon Prime or orders $35+.

These are cute too:
ball canning jar deal

Loew-Cornell Ball Wide Mouth Canning Jar, 4 Per Package – $9.99, ships FREE with Amazon Prime or orders $35+.

bakers twine dealFinish your strawberry jam gifts off with some pretty Baker’s Twine and a simple gift tag and you are good to go! I’m starting to feel inspired. :-)

gift tags

Find a nice selection of Ball Canning Jars here.

Find more great Amazon Deals here.

Note: Amazon prices and promotions can change at any time. The price(s) listed in this post is/are subject to change.

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1 Frances April 13, 2015 at 10:34 AM

My mom makes freezer jam and it really is delicious. I make cooked jams as I use a lot for gift giving. Any homemade jam is better than storebought!

2 Linda April 13, 2015 at 8:32 PM

My freezer jam is always alittle runny. Mighty tastey but more liqured then I would like.

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