On Wednesday, I found myself with a bunch of very ripe berries.
2 cups of strawberries
2 cups of blackberries
1 cup of raspberries
1/2 cup of blueberries
Ok, so that’s a weird amount of berries, and seeing as how there were dead ripe, the only thing I could do besides freeze them is to cook them up and make jam!
Making “freezer jam” as it’s usually known is pretty easy. No pectin needed, no jars, no canning. It’s dead simple.
Equal parts chopped ripe fruit and white sugar (or you can use Splenda for baking)
- In a large pot (like this one) coot fruit over medium/low heat, stirring frequently, until the fruit breaks down, about 20-ish minutes
- Add sugar/sweetener, and stir until it has melted and the mixture is glossy and thick.
- Pour into a refrigerator safe container with a lid. Once the mixture is room temp, store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
- Spread the jam on anything!
And for those who are wondering, this is easy enough that kids can help make this, but I don’t recommend that kids do it alone. Molten fruit and sugar can cause a very painful burn on the skin.