I love this low sugar strawberry freezer jam, not only because it’s SO easy, but it preserves the fresh raw taste of the strawberry without covering it up with too much sugar. It uses less than half the sugar of regular jam recipes, so you can feel confident that you are giving your family something delicious and nutritious!! The whole process only takes an hour from start to clean up. Once you have it, you’ll never stop making it! It’s delicious! And it makes great gifts too! So buy strawberries when they’re on sale and stock your freezer with this delicious jam!!
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Low Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam
I love this low sugar freezer strawberry jam, not only because it’s SO easy, but it preserves the fresh raw taste of the strawberry without covering it up with too much sugar.
- Wash jars in dishwasher to thoroughly clean & sanitize.
- Combined sugar and Ultra Gel in a small bowl and whisk together to get out the lumps.
- Puree strawberries in a Cuisinart food processor or blender until desired consistency is reached.
- Add the crushed or pureed berries, lemon juice (or citric acid) in a medium bowl. Whisk until well blended.
- Gradually add Ultra Gel, stirring constantly for about 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
- Let stand five minutes to thicken and stir until smooth.
- Pour into Ball pint jars (about 2 cups leaving at least 1/2 inch space at the top. I prefer leaving about a 1 inch gap at the top to allow for expansion when freezing. To make it easier to pour your jam into the jars, this is my new favorite tool. It’s the Ball Collapsible Funnel. It makes your counters a lot cleaner and it doesn’t take up too much space in your drawer. It’s worth the purchase!
- Package, label, and date freezer jars. Place in freezer and enjoy for up to 6-12 months!
The jam should be good for 6-12 months in the freezer. Because of the low sugar content, the jam will mold within a couple weeks of being opened in your refrigerator because it doesn’t have enough sugar in it to preserve it longer. So if you have a small family, put it in smaller jars if you won’t go through it fast enough. If not, you could always add another cup of sugar to help with the preservation.