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DIY Strawberry Freezer Jam with Printable Labels

I love to gift my strawberry freezer jam recipe because I make so much and because I think anything in a mason jar is instantly adorable and gift-worthy!

DIY Strawberry Freezer Jam with Printable Labels

I LOVE jam season. There is something so satisfying about finding amazing fruit at the farmer’s market (or growing your own), bringing it home, jamming it up and eating that deliciousness all year long.

I also love to give the jam I make away because I always make so much, and because I think anything in a mason jar is instantly adorable and gift-worthy.

Freezer jam recipe

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

This year I took my jam packaging to the next DIY level and made my own fabric toppers, paint-dipped jars, and printable labels (Martha, can you hear me?) and today I’m going to share it all with you.

Plus, I’ll share my favorite simple, low-sugar strawberry freezer jam recipe. Let’s do this.

painting fabric jam toppers

Fabric Jam Toppers

After searching high and low for a fabric that would match the labels I made, I came up short and decided to make my own patterned fabric.

All I did was take some white fabric, a triangle eraser pencil-topper, and some fabric paint and made this cute confetti pattern that was perfect for the color scheme I envisioned.

Painting a mason jar with red acrylic paint and a foam brush

Next, I painted my jars. I love dishes that look like they have been dipped in paint, plus I still wanted to see the pretty color of the jam through the jars. So, I only painted them 1/3 of the way up. Just tape them off, paint paint paint, and let dry.

Painted mason jars and strawberry jam cooking in a pot

Now it’s time to make your freezer jam! Here’s my recipe:

Low-Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam

Ingredients

  • 3 cups crushed strawberries (about three 1-lb containers)
  • 1-3/4 cups unsweetened cranberry-raspberry or apple juice
  • 3 T Low-Sugar Pectin
  • Up to 3 cups sugar (you can add as much or little as you like; I added 1 – 1.5 cups), or 3/4 to 1 cup honey, or desired amount of other artificial sweeteners

Tools

  • 4 to 5 8-oz half pint glass jars with lids and bands

Directions

  1. GRADUALLY ADD Pectin into fruit juice until dissolved. Bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. IMMEDIATELY ADD prepared fruit* into hot pectin mixture. Stir vigorously for 1 minute. Stir in sugar.
  3. LADLE freezer jam into clean freezer jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Apply caps and let jam stand in refrigerator until set, but no longer than 24 hours. Serve immediately; refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.

*Prepare strawberries by hulling and crushing about five or six at a time, using a potato masher.

Easy strawberry freezer jelly recipe
Yield: 64 servings

Strawberry Freezer Jam

I love to gift my strawberry freezer jam recipe because I make so much and because I think anything in a mason jar is instantly adorable and gift-worthy!

I love to gift my strawberry freezer jam recipe because I make so much, and because I think anything in a mason jar is instantly adorable and gift-worthy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups strawberries, (crushed)
  • 1.75 cups apple juice, (or cran-raspberry juice)
  • 3 T low sugar Pectin
  • 1.5 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare strawberries by hulling and crushing about 5 or 6  at a time using a potato masher.
  2. Gradually add Pectin into fruit juice until dissolved. Bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Immediately add prepared fruit into hot pectin mixture. Stir vigorously for 1 minute. Stir in sugar.
  4. Ladle freezer jam into clean freezer jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Apply caps and let jam stand in refrigerator until set, but no longer than 24 hours.
  5. Serve immediately; refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.

Notes

Notes

  • You can use up to 3 cups sugar in this recipe depending on how sweet you like the jam, but note that this recipe is based off of 1.5 cups of sugar.
  • These are the nutritional facts assuming your batch results in 32 oz. of jam, or four oz. jars. The serving size is essentially 1 T of jam.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1 T

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 5gSugar: 5g

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How to make strawberry jam the easy way

Fill your mason jars with jam and let set. Then top with fabric.

Strawberry freezer jam printable

Print your labels! You can download a free set of eight of the labels I created here or by clicking on the label image. Then cut, attach them with string, or glue them to your jam lid before putting the ring around it.

Tying baker's twine onto a mason jar

You’re done! Go pass your jars around the neighborhood and become the favorite neighbor in a snap, or hoard them all for yourself and slather every carb in sight with it. Both are good options.

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So JAM good! Now be sure to come visit my sister and me as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at The Pretty Life Girls.

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Angie Migliori

Monday 16th of July 2018

Is there a way to edit these cute printables so it says “2018”. Thanks! They are just what I was looking for!

Amy

Tuesday 17th of July 2018

Sent you an email Angie!

Theresa @DearCreatives

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Love the idea. And pretty printables. Pinned for later.