Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Frozen

In honor of Nation Frozen Food month we will be celebrating Tasty Tuesday with Frozen Food. The little woman and I have our regular lunch buddies at work and it's always fun to see what people bring for lunch. One day a while back I watched my friend unpack her lunch and I exclaimed, "ANDREA BROUGHT RED GOO FOR LUNCH!" She explained that it was freezer jam and that she makes it all the time. I thought it was a cool idea and that it would be a fun post for Tasty Tuesday.

I found this recipe at AllRecipes.Com

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes


Ingredients

* 2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
* 4 cups sugar
* 1 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin
* 3/4 cup water

Directions

1. Mix crushed strawberries with sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute. Stir the boiling water into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into jars or other storage containers.
2. Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.

Now I'm craving jam on a piece of warm toast. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Join us next week for an Easter themed week with an entry about Candy.

Photo from Rosy Little Things

2 comments:

M said...

Yeah yuh! I made freezer jam with fresh strawberries this summer. It's sooooooooo awesome to pop open a thawed tupperware of jam and spread it on some toast, in say, December. Tastes like summer, delicious summer! And so much yummier than Smuckers with all its corn syrup and crap. :)

The pectin box (available seasonally at almost all large stores and groceries) has a big chart with recipes for freezer jam for almost any kind of fruit. Or you can make standard canned keep-in-the-pantry jam, if you have the equipment.

I think this year I want to make apple butter. :D

Mr. O said...

Apple butter sounds awesome!