What do you do when you find three large containers of overripe organic strawberries on clearance for $1.99? You make jam! I picked up a box of Sure Jell fruit pectin for less or no sugar recipes and followed their recipe to a T! It’s slightly different if you’re using…say…honey or coconut palm sugar than if you’re using Stevia like I did, so pay attention to the ingredients on the directions that come with the box, and follow them EXACTLY. I have a friend who can’t have refined sugar, so I used Stevia because I wanted to share. The strawberries taste like summer in the middle of Wisconsin winter…aka Antarctica while depressed.
Refined Sugar Free Strawberry Freezer Jam
4 c. strawberries, trimmed, hulled (de-stemmed), and crushed with a potato masher
1/2 c. Stevia
1 pkg Sure Jell fruit pectin for less or no sugar recipes
Place fruit in 6-8 qt pot. Stir in 3/4 c. water and the box of Sure Jell.
Bring mixture to a full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop when stirred) on high heat, stirring CONSTANTLY. Boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in Stevia. Skim off any foam and ladle into freshly washed containers, leaving room for freezing expansion. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours to set. Keeps 3 weeks in the fridge or the freezer for up to a year. Thaw in the fridge.