Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Strawberry Margarita Jam *Quick and Easy for the freezer


Strawberry Margarita Jam *Quick & Easy (click to go to printable copy)

Ingredients

2 c. fresh, mashed strawberries
4 c. sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon Fruit-Fresh® Produce Protector (optional)
3/4 c. water
1 (1 3/4 oz.) pkg. powdered pectin

Directions

1. Mash strawberries by hand and add in Fruit Fresh.
2. Add in sugar and lime juice.  Let it dissolve for 10-15 minutes.
3. Place water and pectin in a small pan and boil for 1 minute. Stir constantly.
4. Remove from stove and add in berries.
5. Stir for 3-4 minutes.
6. Add jam into freezer jars leaving at least a 1/2 inch unfilled.
7. Close and let it set at room temp for 12 hours.
8. You can eat this now or store in freezer.
Yields 4 cups.

Kitchen Notes
*I am not sure how long this jam last in the freezer but I have some in there from 3 years ago that I still pull out and use.  It taste as fresh as it did the day I made it.
*As a frozen jam, you can mix this into shakes, smoothies, ice cream, etc
* Let thaw over night to use the next morning. Wonderful for scones, muffins, toast, pancakes and more!
*If I'm in a hurry I just thaw it out in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time.  Stir and thaw until it is the consistency you want.
*This is the freshest, best strawberry jam, ever. I could eat it by the spoonful!

May is National Strawberry Month! So enjoy this tasty month. In Southern Illinois where I live it is the best time to pick strawberries. We've been out twice already picking very tasty berries.

Check out the Strawberry Spinach Salad, Strawberry Peach Smoothie and Happy Margarita, too! 

1 comment:

Jack said...

WOW I can't believe how easy this is make. Thank you for posting. JACK

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