Monday, March 30, 2009

War of the Jams, The Frozen Finale

My second round of jam went much better then the first. I followed the plain ol' strawberry jam recipe from inside the box of pectin I bought. It went something like THIS.

I won't bore you with the gory details, seeing as I've done that for the last two posts. The fact of the matter is, I followed the recipe to the tee, didn't fudge with the amounts, and very carefully washing and sanitized everything in between batches. The results were wonderfully colored and textured jam that tastes as great as it looks.

Each batch (aka amount described for one package of pectic) yielded about 4 total pints. I chose to split them into both pint and half pint jars, and also into the screw-lid 2-cup Ziploc Tupperware things. I didn't bother with fancy-smancy jelly jars since this was mostly a test-run I plan to eat myself and pawn off on friends and family until I can perfect the method.

Today I grabbed some bread, toasted it in the oven (I'm a sucker for oven toast, don't ask me why. Well, that and I can't find my toaster) slathered it with whipped butter and smeared on some jam. This was the result...

The Boy and I managed to polish off the 4 pieces in about 15 seconds. Which left this...

All in all, I think the Freezer Jam experiment can be considered a success. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the other 6 pounds of strawberries.


  1. Looks delicious! Congrats on conquering jam. It's on my list, but I haven't gotten there yet.

    As for the extra strawberries- Smoothies? Ice cream topping (whoops-guess you NEED to eat ice cream, gotta get rid of the berries) Fruit french toast? OOH- or delicious fresh strawberry margaritas (or daiquiris)

  2. Yummmmm, margaritas! *Drool*

    I made the Boy some strawberry pancakes this morning, and made a couple batchs of strawberry-banana jam (awesome! Tastes like a smoothie!) the other night, so luckily the strawberry invasion is almost finished... For now anyway!


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