Monday, June 28, 2010

Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam

Berry season has officially begun! We kicked it off by picking 8 lbs of strawberries.
And made 3 batches of strawberry-rhubarb freezer jam.  That's right strawberry-rhubarb.  We've decided we like it so much better than just straight strawberry, it's got a little bit more flavor to it. 
There is no recipe for strawberry-rhubarb freezer jam in the sure-jell box, so last year we searched the internet for one. We like it fine and I'm willing to recommend it, but if you have a recipe that uses a little less sugar I would love to try it!

Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam
1 cup prepared strawberries
1 cup prepared rhubarb
4 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 box sure-jell fruit pectin
  • Stem and crush strawberries.
  • Measure exactly 1 cup of strawberries into a large bowl.
  • Cut rhubarb into 2 inch pieces.
  • Finely chop or grind pieces.
  • Measure exactly 1 cup of rhubarb into the large bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Stir in sugar.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix water and pectin in saucepan.
  • Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Boil and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add to fruit mixture and stir for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy.
  • Immediately fill all of the containers to within 1/2 inch of tops.
  • Wipe off the edges of containers, immediately cover with lids.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.
  • Freeze.

6 comments:

Kimball Family said...

You just made me hungry for strawberries!

The Harkers said...

Those are some delicious looking strawberries! Good job on the jam. And I think your kitchen cabinets are so rad! :)

Anonymous said...

Lauriel - jam is all about the sugar!!

Brittany said...

yum!!! those strawberries look a lot better then ours! ... next year

Heather Jane said...

Nice work! I love strawberry rhubarb!

Brittany said...

Well looking at my strawberries there's not a lot to see. This is their first year so we got a bunch of little ones early on but now they've stopped...is that normal? should I cut the runners?