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homemade strawberry freezer jam in containers

Strawberry Freezer Jam

A delicious and easy recipe for making homemade strawberry jam that doesn't require canning. Makes 5 pints. 16 servings per pint.
Course Breakfast, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, jam
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 80
Calories 41kcal
Author Amee


  • 2 cups crushed fresh strawberries make sure you measure after you mash your berries
  • 4 cups granulated sugar *can use Whey-Low granulated sugar
  • 1 box can-jel fruit pectin 1 3/4 oz
  • 4 freezer jars I love the plastic Ball jars for freezer jam


  • Wash, scald and dry containers and lids.
  • You can do this in your dishwasher or I put mine in a pot of boiling water for several minutes. Wash berries and remove stems.
  • Place in a large bowl.Mash berries with a potato masher or pulse a few times in a food processor.
  • I use the hand mash method because I like my jam to be a bit chunky.
  • Pour mashed berries into a measuring cup and make sure that you have exactly two cups. Measure whey low or organic sugar accurately by scraping a knife across a full cup to level. Place into a separate bowl. Combine sugar and berries in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Let stand for 10 minutes (very important), stirring occasionally.Mix 3/4 cup water and one box Can-Jel into small saucepan.
  • Over high heat, bring to a boil and boil for exactly one minute, stirring constantly.Stir boiling pectin into fruit and stir for exactly THREE minutes.
  • A few sugar crystals will remain.
  • Quickly pour into prepared jars, wiping clean the top edge.
  • Fill to within 1/2 inch from the top.
  • Cover at once with lids.
  • Let stand at room temperature, untouched, for 24 hours.
  • This step is very important to ensure that the jam sets properly.
  • Store in the freezer and refrigerate after opening.


Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg