Strawberry Picking Fresh Jam Recipe
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Since a lot of you guys said that you will be going strawberry picking in the next months, I thought I would include the Easy Freezer Strawberry Jam recipe that we made yesterday after our morning in the strawberry fields! As you can see above I had 2 little helpers (well….sort of!). We picked 6 flats of strawberries ($3/flat).
Once we got home I dumped all of my strawberries in our cooler, opened the drain plug, then washed them all with soap to get the pesticides off.
Once they were rinsed I laid them all out on towels on my dining room table. I had about this much in the picture below, times 3.
Most of the strawberries went back into the rinsed green pint containers to wrap & freeze for later. We froze about 70 pints. I kept a colander nearby to dump the strawberry greens into- which we then threw outside to our chickens!
Check out the tower of strawberries we started building!!
Alright, now for the recipe. My husband found this Easy Freezer Strawberry Jam on Kraft’s website. You’ll need 4 pints of strawberries, 3 cups of sugar, 1 envelope of Knox gelatin, & 1 pkg. of strawberry flavored gelatin (we did not have/want to use the strawberry flavored gelatin bc of the artificial dyes, so I simply put an entire box of Knox in to substitute it). Our pictures show a double recipe….
Dump all of your strawberries into a large container- we used a roasting pan. Crush with a potato masher. Pour all of the sugar over the berries and leave uncovered for 4 hours.
Then heat the mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in gelatin. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Spoon into 1 pound containers and refrigerate/freeze once it is room temp.
We doubled this recipe and were able to make 4 large mason jars of jelly. It is SO tasty too!! This was definitely a very good/easy recipe to make- our first jelly attempt too!
Whoa! That is a whole lot of berries!
I am just using the dry jello packets right? Not adding water like on the box. Stupid question I know but I picked these strawberries for hours and I don’t want the ruin them. ????
By an entire box of gelatin, do you mean the 4 envelope box? Also I have 6 pints of strawberries that I’ve already cut up. How would I measure them now?
Yes I mean the entire set of envelopes included in the box! As for already cut strawberries I would guesstimate it the best you can! You’ll probably need less cups of strawberries if they are already cut up.
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