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When it comes to making homemade jam, there are two ways to go about it: the old-fashioned way or the quick and easy way. With old-fashioned jam, you have to cook the fruit down with sugar until it reaches the perfect consistency. This process can take hours, and if you're not careful, it can be easy to overcook the fruit and end up with a jam that's too thick or too sweet.
With freezer jam, on the other hand, you don't have to cook the fruit at all. Instead, you simply mix fresh fruit with sugar and let it sit for a bit to allow the sugar to draw out the fruit's natural juices. Once the mixture is nice and syrupy, you simply pour it into jars and pop it in the freezer.
The beauty of freezer jam is that it's easy to make and it captures the fresh flavor of the fruit much better than cooked jam. Plus, it doesn't take nearly as long to make, so you can enjoy homemade jam even if you don't have hours to spend in the kitchen.
Making freezer jam is a great way to enjoy fresh-tasting fruit jams throughout the year. To get the best results when making freezer jam, start with high-quality, fresh fruit. Make sure to chop or mash the fruit to the desired consistency before adding pectin. When adding the sugar to the mixture, make sure to stir it until it is completely dissolved. Finally, make sure to portion out the jam into glass or plastic containers with air-tight lids, and label them with the type of jam and the date it was made. With these tips, you'll be sure to enjoy delicious homemade freezer jam for months to come.
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