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Give A Homemade Gift - Freezer Jam

You can make these beautiful freezer jam recipes in just minutes.  Put them in a pretty jar with a ribbon and you have gifts for the whole neighborhood, the office, people who drop by unexpectedly…you’re covered.  Merry Christmas.

Cranberry Pineapple Jam

  • 1- ½ C. sugar
  • 5 tbs Ball® RealFruittm Instant Pectin
  • 2 C. fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
  • 1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbs grated orange zest
  • 4 Plastic Ball° (8 oz) freezer jars

Stir sugar and instant pectin in a bowl until well blended. Add cranberries, pineapple and juice, lemon juice, and orange zest. Stir 3 minutes. Ladle jam into clean jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to three weeks or freeze up to one year.

 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Freezer Jam

  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • ½ C. brown sugar
  • 5 tbs Ball® RealFruittm Instant Pectin
  • 2 (20oz) cans of crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • ¼ C. maraschino cherries, finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Plastic Ball° (8 oz) freezer jars

Stir sugar, brown sugar, and pectin in a bowl until it is well blended. Add pineapple, cherries, and vanilla extract. Stir 3 minutes. Ladle jam into clean jars to the fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately, refrigerate for up to three weeks or freeze up to one year.

Thanks to the University of Idaho Extension Office for the great recipes.  -Liza

 

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