Freezer Jam Recipes

Exclusive extra recipes from the Simply Fresh Freezer Jam article.

By Sara Foster

Photography by Thomas MacDonald

|||||

Balsamic Strawberry Freezer Jam

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
6 cups strawberries, halved
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons real fruit instant pectin

1. Place vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. Cook over medium-high heat to reduce by half to about 1/4 cup. Set aside to cool.

2. In a large bowl, combine vinegar, strawberries, and sea salt. Mash with a potato masher just until strawberries start to release juice but are still in large chunks. In a separate bowl, stir sugar and pectin until well blended. Add to strawberry mixture and stir for 3 minutes until sugar dissolves.

3. Pour into clean jars or freezer containers, leaving 3/4 inch of space at top to allow jam to expand in freezer. Store refrigerated for up to 3 weeks or in freezer for up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator when ready to use.

Makes about 6 (8-ounce) jars

Fig Apple Freezer Jam
Apples are naturally high in pectin, so this recipe doesn’t require any additional pectin to help it set.

2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup apple juice
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons minced rosemary
4 cups quartered figs (about 2 pints)
1 teaspoon sea salt

1. In a saucepan, combine apples, sugar, apple juice, lemon juice, and rosemary, and stir. Bring to a low boil over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft, about 10 minutes.

2. Place figs in a large mixing bowl and add salt. Add apple mixture to fig mixture and stir to combine. Mash with a potato masher just until figs and apples start to break into pieces, but are still in chunks.

3. Pour into clean jars or freezer containers, leaving 3/4 inch of space at top to allow jam to expand in freezer. Store refrigerated for up to 3 weeks or in freezer for up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator when ready to use.

Makes about 5 (8-ounce) jars

Read the original Simply Fresh Freezer Jam article.

ADVERTISEMENT