Believe it or not I had never made this best and easiest Raspberry Freezer Jam before today! Nope not kidding. I’ve always made my jams and jellies the old fashion way of canning. With the boiling water, mason jars…waiting for that beautiful “POP” from the lids when the jar was sealed. I’ve make deelish Strawberry Syrup all the time…but freezer jam…never. Sooo…
My daughter and I went Raspberry picking and we got to talking about what we were going to make with our berries. She said she was just going to make her best Raspberry Freezer Jam. I have to say…it IS THE BEST and not only that it is THE EASIEST Freezer Jam ever! (she shares with me sometimes)
Who knew making it was this easy?!
I have no idea why I didn’t make this sooner…I guess when you do something one way for such a long enough, you just don’t really think about doing it any other way!
So here you go….
The Best Raspberry Freezer Jam…the Easy Way!
Kitchen tools, gadgets and containers you’ll need for this recipe:
- Colander ~ you can use any kind you like. I love my big Stainless Steel, it has lasted me for years!
- Potato Masher ~ I’ve found that using a potato masher is the best way to smash just about anything…but you have something else you like to use…that’s ok!
- Containers ~ such as the plastic Ball Jars I used, any plastic container OR you can even use glass canning jars!
- 6 cups Raspberries
- 1/3 cup Sugar ~ you can add more if you like to taste
- 6 tsp. of Ball RealFruit Low or No Sugar Pectin (this is one small box)
Whenever you are canning ~ whether freezer canning or water bath canning, make sure that you have ALL of your supplies ready, sanitized and clean. This is always super important when your preparing food for storage.
Rinse the Raspberries off. Using a potato masher, mashed up the 6 cups Raspberries.
This will make about 4 cups of mashed berries. Then simply add about 3/4 ~ 1 cup water, depending on desired consistency.
Next add sugar IF you are adding sugar. You don’t have to, fruit is naturally sweet! I added only 1/3 cup sugar, which is not much.
Then add Pectin!
Then simply pour your Jam into your containers! My very favorite jars are these Plastic Freezer Jars with Lids. The reason I love them so much is because you can use them for so much more than just canning. Like Yogurt Parfaits, Peanut Butter in the bottom with celery sticks…etc. We use them all the time.
I also added some other containers, so that you could see …. you can really put freezer jam into anything!
That’s it! Wait about 30 min. before eating, so the jam has time to set OR just put directly into the freezer or fridge!
Jam will last about 3 weeks in the fridge or up to a year in the freezer! YUM!
Enjoy my Berry Good Friends! n