Strawberry Freezer Jam

It seems like I have gone Strawberry crazy!  I think I have averaged one post a week with something involving strawberries lately!  Strawberries are one of those things that you have to enjoy while they are in season.

For as long as I can remember we have always had Strawberry Jam in our freezer.  It started years ago with my Grandma.  She would always make a bunch of Strawberry Freezer Jam when strawberries were in season.  She would usually make enough to keep it stocked until strawberry season rolled around the following year.  After my Grandma passed away my Mom starting making it.  This year I asked my mom to walk me through the process so I could make it.

Surprisingly, it is not hard make.  Mashing the strawberries was the hardest part.  You start out with 4 cups of berries.  I cut my strawberries up some so they would be a little easier to mash.  I took a potato masher and just worked them until they were very few visible pieces of the berry.

Once the strawberries are all mashed up, you need to make sure you have 2 full cups of the prepared fruit.  Put that in a large mixing bowl and add the sugar.  You will want to combine the strawberries and sugar really well.

In a small saucepan mix the contents of the Sure-Jell package with 3/4 cup of water.  Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 1 minute.  Now pour the dissolved Sure-Jell in with the strawberries and sugar.  You will mix the Sure-Jell and the strawberry mixture for at least 3 minutes or until all the sugar crystals have dissolved.

Once all of the sugar crystals have dissolved, pour the jam into pint sized jelly jars allowing a half inch for expansion.  Place the lid on the jars and sit on the counter for 24 hours.  After 24 hours you can place in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer up to a year.

You will want to make sure you make a year’s supply of this Strawberry Freezer Jam to hold you over until strawberries are in season again next year!

Strawberry Freezer Jam

This wonderful Jam keeps in the freezer up to one year so you can enjoy the deliciousness of spring all year long!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 pints


  • 4 cups strawberries, cleaned and cut
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 package Sure-Jell
  • 3/4 c water


  1. Measure 4 cups of cleaned and cut strawberries.

  2. Mash berries, making sure you have 2 cups of prepared fruit when you are finished.
  3. Add 4 cups of sugar to prepared strawberries and stir.
  4. In a small saucepan bring 3/4 cup of water and the package of Sure-Jell to a boil.  Boil for 1 minute stirring continuously. 
  5. Pour Sure-Jell mixture over the prepared strawberries and sugar.  Stir continuously for 3 minutes until all sugar has dissolved.
  6. Pour into pint sized mason jars making sure to leave 1/2 inch at the top for expansion.  Place lids on jars and set on counter for 24 hours.  Place in freezer up to 1 year.

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