My children love to help in the kitchen. They especially love making desserts and snacks. One of their favorite things to do over the last few summers was a Jam and jelly workshop at 4 H. We do not have one scheduled for this year though so when I noticed that strawberries were on sale the other day, I decided to pick up some extras for Strawberry Freezer Jam. Then maybe next week we can tackle a different jam or jelly.
The girls were quite excited to help me out. It is easy enough that they could do everything themselves except the pectin that has to be cooked and boiled on the stove. This is the recipe we used:
2 cups crushed strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 box of pectin mixed with 3/4 cup of water
Cut and crush strawberries and add to a bowl. Add in sugar.
Let sit 10 minutes stirring every few minutes. In a small sauce pan add water and pectin and mix together. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute stirring constantly. Add pectin mix to strawberry/sugar mix and stir for 3 minutes.
Fill jars and allow to sit at room temperature 24 hours before eating or freezing. At our house, it doesn't usually make it to the freezer.