When you want to enjoy your own preserved fruit but haven't the time or the know-how, then freezer jam is your best friend. Just a few simple ingredients, some plastic freezer jam containers and you are good to go!
Raspberry Freezer Jam
Makes 7 1-cup containers
6 cups ripe red raspberries
5-1/4 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup water
1 box Sure Jell Fruit Pectin
Rinse clean plastic freezer jam containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
Crush raspberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. For seedless jam, press pulp through a sieve to remove seeds. Measure exactly 3 cups crushed raspberries into large bowl. Stir in sugar. 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 fruit mixture; stir 3 minutes or until sugar is almost dissolved and no longer grainy.
Fill clean containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; cover with lids. 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.