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Easy Freezer Jam

This jam tastes just like the kind grandma used to make, and we promise it's way easier than you might think!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time at Room Temp1 d
Total Time1 d 1 hr
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 jars


  • cups strawberries
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • cups white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 box MCP pectin


  • Wash your jars. Remember, don't skip this step!
  • Wash your berries and remove stems, then quarter.
  • One cup at a time, crush your berries in a food processor or blender. Blend to desired consistency, but don't puree. Jam should have tiny chunks in it.
  • In a large bowl, combine your crushed berries and the lemon juice.
  • Gradually stir in the pectin and mix thoroughly with a whisk. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, measure and pour sugar into another bowl.
  • After 30 minutes, pour 1 cup of corn syrup into the fruit mixture. Mix well.
  • Gradually stir in the sugar, and continue stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Use a measuring cup to pour your jam into the mason jars.
  • Let it sit at room temperature for 24 hours until set, then put in the freezer. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 year.


As your jam sits, a small layer of foam may settle on top. You can skim it off the top or leave it. It won't impact the flavor, just the appearance. Be sure to wipe the rim of the jars before putting the lids on. You want to make a tight seal and remove any sugar or seeds that might be in the way.