Rita's in a jam


Rita goes strawberry pickin'Photo: Rita Heikenfeld

Here’s a fun and yummy recipe for an easy strawberry jam.

FREEZER STRAWBERRY JAM

Ingredients

2 heaping cups fresh strawberries, crushed

2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

3-4 cups sugar (I know it’s a lot, but jam takes a lot of sugar to jell)

1 package, 1.75 oz., dry pectin

3/4 to 1 cup water

Instructions

Mix crushed. Berries with sugar and lemon and let stand 10 minutes.

While it’s sitting, stir pectin into water and bring to a boil.

Boil for 1 minute only, the stir the boiling mixture into the strawberries right away.

Let stand a few minutes before pouring into jars.

Place lids on jars and let sit on counter 24 hours. Then freeze for up to 6 months.


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