Freezer jam is a great beginning step in food preservation. No special equipment is needed. It is fast and easy and preserves that fresh berry jam taste. Blackberry freezer jam is a great basic jam recipe and a favorite of Marie’s family. Marie also considers it healthier because it uses less sugar than other fruit preservation recipes, making it perfect for those trying to eat healthier or who have health issues.
Blackberry Freezer Jam Ingredients:
1 2/3 Cups of crushed or blended blackberries
2/3 Cup of Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons Instant Pectin
Recipe for Blackberry Freezer Jam:
Blend or crush 1 2/3 cups of blackberries. Set aside.
Stir 2/3 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of pectin together in a medium bowl until well-blended.
Add the sugar mixture to the blender or bowl of the crushed blackberries, blend or stir until well mixed.
Pour jam mixture into freezer container, leaving ½ inch headspace. Apply lid.
Let jam stand for 30 minutes to thicken. Label and freeze.
In case you haven’t realized it yet these freezer-safe containers are some of our favorites. I like to buy them in a 10 pack so I always have them on hand. I not only use them for freezer jam during canning season, but as all the jam is used I then convert them to storing leftovers in the fridge after dinner. My teen boys know to look for the bright green lids whenever they are scrounging for something easy to snack on between meals. These are great because they either reach and in pull out a tasty jam to add to a sandwich or they get last night’s dinner to reheat.