Simple Steps for Cooked Freezer Jams

Julia Ferguson

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@judyjellybean

This information is taken from leaflet that comes with boxes or packages of Ball Pectin. This information can also be obtained from Ball's website
www.freshpreserving.com


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Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

CHERRY FREEZER JAM: SWEET OR SOUR - THIS RECIPE YIELDS 8 (8 OZ ) HALF PINTS

3 c
finely chopped cherries (abt 2 1/4 lbs) remove stems and pits before chopping
2 Tbsp
lemon juice (use only with sweet cherries)
5 c
sugar
1
11.75 oz pkg ball original fruit pectin

PEACH FREEZER JAM: THIS RECIPE YIELDS 5 (8 OZ.) HALF PINTS

2 1/4 c
finely chopped peaches (abt. 2 lbs or 5 med) peel and pit before finely chopping
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
4 1/2 c
sugar
1
11.75 oz. pkg ball original fruit pectin

STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM: THIS RECIPE YIELDS 5 (8 OZ.) HALF PINTS

2 c
crushed strawberries (abt 2 1 lb containers) hull and crush one layer at a time, using a potato masher.
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
4 c
sugar
1
11.75 oz. pkg ball original fruit pectin

STRAWBERRY-BANANA FREEZER JAM: THIS RECIPE YIELDS 5 (8 OZ.) HALF PINTS

2 c
crushed strawberries (2 1 lb containers) hull and crush berries one layer at a time using a potato masher.
1 c
mashed banana (abt 2 medium)
3 c
sugar
1
11.75 oz pkg ball original fruit pectin

STRAWBERRY-KIWI VARIATION:

replace 1 cup peeled crushed kiwi (abt 4 small) for the mashed bananas

BERRY FREEZER JAM: (BLACKBERRY, BLUEBERRY OR RASPBERRY) THIS RECIPE YIELDS 6 (8 OZ.) HALF PINTS

3 c
crushed berries (abt 2 1/4 lbs. or 6 6oz containers) crush one layer at a time using a potato masher.
2 Tbsp
lemon juice (use only with blueberry)
5 1/4 c
sugar
1
11.75 oz. pkg ball original fruit pectin

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine prepared fruit with lemon juice (as specified in recipe) in large bowl. Add sugar, mixing thoroughly. Let stand 10 minutes.
2
Combine 3/4 c. water and Ball Original Fruit Pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, continuing to stir.
3
Add cooked pectin mixture to fruit mixture. Stir for 3 minutes.
4
Ladel Freezer jam into clean Ball freezer jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Apply caps and let jam stand in refrigerator until set, but no longer than 24 hours. Serve immediately, refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.
Note: When freezing, Ball recommends straight-sided jars to allow for expansion.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #pectin