Saturday, July 12, 2008
Strawberry Freezer Jam
I've got the strawberry freezer jam recipe for you. I'm thinking that it will work with any fresh summer fruit. I had planned to pick raspberries today and give it a try, but the berries just aren't quite ready for picking yet. I will probably try it with raspberries, boysenberries and peaches once they're ripe, and let you know how it works.
If enough people are interested in the Instant Clear Jel, let me know and we can start carrying it on our website. It's pretty amazing stuff, and I've used it super-successfully for everything from nacho cashew cheeze to lemon curd to gelato. This is seriously some of the best jam ever, and it tastes like fresh picked strawberries. So good!
Now for the quick Jam recipe:
Julie's Strawberry Freezer Jam
5 cups smashed fresh strawberries
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar (I used organic sugar which I whizzed in a processor to make super-fine)
5 tablespoons plus 1 tsp Instant Clear Jel
1. Place smashed strawberries in a large bowl.
2. In a smaller bowl, mix together sugar and clear jel, whisking until well mixed. Add the sugar mixture to the strawberries, whisking until very well mixed and sugar looks dissolved. If you don't stir it well, the starch will thicken in clumps. This should only take a minute or so.
3. Let strawberry mixture sit for 10 minutes to thicken completely. Scoop into clean jars, seal with a lid and place in freezer.