Fresh Stawberry Jam (LIGHT)

The intense strawberry flavor of this no-cook freezer jam is a result of using less sugar. As well, all three of the jam variations complement the fresh strawberry taste.

Fresh Stawberry Jam (LIGHT)
Fresh Stawberry Jam (LIGHT)

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

6

cups

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    cups (1 L) crushed Ontario Strawberries (about 1-3/4 qt/1.75 L whole)

  • 2-3/4

    cups (650 mL) sugar

  • 1

    pkg light fruit pectin crystals

Directions

Wash and hull strawberries; crush (with potato masher) one layer at a time. Measure into large bowl. Measure 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar and combine with fruit pectin crystals. Gradually stir into fruit. Let stand for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Gradually stir in remaining 2-1/2 cups (600 mL) sugar and continue stirring for 3 minutes*. Pour into scalded jars. Cover with tight lids. Let stand at room temperature until set (may take up to 24 hours); then store in freezer. If used within 2 weeks, jam may be stored in refrigerator. Variations Stir one of the following ingredients or ingredient combinations into jam after stirring sugar for 3 minutes. Sherried Strawberry Jam -- 1/4 cup (50 mL) sherry Minted Strawberry Jam -- 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh mint leaves Almond Strawberry Jam -- 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped almonds 1/2 tsp (2 mL) almond extract

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