Making your own freezer jam can be quick and fun!
The combinations are endless, delicious, aromatic and rewarding. It a great and quick way to capture summer's bounty to enjoy in the middle of winter.
Making Freezer Jam is quick and fun. You can substitute other fruits for the peaches.
The basic recipe is :
3 cups prepared fruit (about 2 lb. ripe peaches)
4-1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
3/4 cup water
1 box SUREJELL Fruit Pectin (found in most grocery stores)
Peel and pit, then chop peaches.
Measure exactly 3 cups peaches into large bowl.
Add sugar and lemon juice; mix well.
Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mix water and pectin in small saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
Continue boiling and stirring 1 minute.
Add to peach mixture; stir 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Add spices quickly. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
Jam is now ready to use.
Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year.
Thaw in refrigerator before using.