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Freezer jam: A sweet success

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Freezer jam. It’s delicious, simple and, it’s a quick alternative to jarred jams. Freezer jam doesn’t require any special equipment, nor does it require the same lengthy commitment as it’s older sibling – boiled and bottled the old fashioned way.

All you need for a quick batch of freezer jam is and hour or two of time, a little fruit, a large pot and some freezer tight containers.

This year, I made peach preserves and blackberry peach jam. I decided that I wanted the “look” of regular jam and purchased some 8 oz. bottles. Even with the purchase, the whole project cost me $8.95.

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Here is the recipe I used:
Peach Preserves
8 cups fruit
3 cups sugar
6 tbsp lemon juice
2 pkgs. pectin

Peel and cut fruit. Mash to desired consistency (I like mine just a little chunky). Add lemon juice, sugar and pectin. Boil for 6 min. Pour into containers. Let jam sit out for 10-20 min. to cool.

For the blackberry peach, I substituted blackberries for some of the peaches and used a little less liquid.

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I loved both! And more importantly, everyone else who tried it loved it to!!!

There are lots of recipes out there. Most make much larger batches, but since this was my first solo canning experience, I went with the smaller batch.

Freezer jam can be kept in the refrigerator for weeks, or in the freezer for up to a year.

My little labels are hidden away, but I am going to make them available for you here.

Peach Preserve Canning Labels

Not all of you are going to go with peach freezer jam, so I thought I would link up to a couple other printables:
Looking for even more deliciousness? Check out Stephanie’s blog for a sensational salsa canning recipe.

Linking up here:

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5 Responses to " Freezer jam: A sweet success "

  1. Steph says:

    ohhhhhh…. your jars turned out so pretty. I would like you to come top off all of my jars with pretty cloth and ribbons.

  2. Kimberly says:

    canning intimidates me although I grew up watching my Grandmother and aunts so it so I am DEF going to try peach blackberry – YUM – Thanks! :)

  3. Adrian's Crazy Life says:

    I love that! I've made some jam with our peaches for the first time. It's a little runny, but absolutely delicious!

  4. Kimberly says:

    I added this as a Tasty Tuesday pick on 4virtu blog! Thanks!
    http://4virtu.blogspot.com/2010/09/tasty-tuesday-gathering-our-favorite.html

  5. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Hi, I'm visiting from All Thingz Related – I love your jam recipe – it sounds absolutely delicious and really easy too!

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