Freezer jam is an easy way to save your fruit for up to a year, and in delicious fresh jam form. Depending on what type of pectin you use it doesn't require any cooking, so it's perfect for those hot summer months.
You will need:
Food chopper or potato masher
Funnel (not necessary, but helps)
Canning jars (I use ½ pint)
1 lb Strawberries
1 1/3 cups Sugar
4 tbs Ball RealFruit Instant Pectin
If you have a different ratio or amount of fruit, you can use the incredibly useful Ball Pectin Calculator.
Step 1: Hull your strawberries
Start with a clean preparation area. Wash the strawberries and hull them.
To hull a strawberry, use a paring knife and cut around the stem cap. As you are cutting, angle the knife towards the center of the strawberry. (See fig. 3) It is much easier to move the strawberries to cut out the core rather than the knife. Set them aside in a bowl.