Because it’s low in sugar, don’t keep it at room temperature or it will spoil. Store it in the freezer and it will keep for up to a year. Keep it in the refrigerator and it will stay fresh for about a week. But once you and your family try a spoonful on toast, pancakes, oatmeal, ice cream or yogurt, don’t be surprised if it disappears far more quickly.
Here’s a simple recipe from foodandhealth.com that’s quick, easy and delicious.
Easy Berry Freezer Jam
Makes 3 cups
- 1 cup crushed fresh, ripe strawberries
- 1 cup crushed fresh, ripe raspberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 package (1.75 oz) powdered pectin
- 1/2 cup water
Combine strawberries and sugar, then let stand for 20 minutes.
Combine pectin and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Pour the pectin mixture over strawberry mixture, and stir constantly for 3 minutes.
Pour jam into jelly jars or frozen food containers, leaving 1/2 inch of space at the top of each jar.
Cover at once, then let cool to room temperature.
Refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 year.