03 March 2021 (updated)

Raspberry Freezer Jam: The Taste of Summer

Looking for a quick and delicious way to use your freshly-picked berries? This raspberry freezer jam recipe will preserve the taste of summer all year long!

Raspberry Freezer Jam Basics

There is no better time to make a freezer jam recipe than summertime! Local farms or maybe even your own neighborhood have spots to pick berries, and a fresh jam recipe may be just what you need for your summer picnic or morning bread and jam.

Store-bought jams are typically full of unnecessary ingredients. If you are making your own jam, you know exactly what is going into it and what you are putting into your body. Not only that, but it may not be as difficult of a process as you've imagined it to be.

My family has been making freezer jam for years and it has become an annual summer tradition. We are lucky enough to have raspberry bushes growing around our home, so every summer we take a walk down the street and fill our buckets with fresh, wild raspberries. The wild raspberries are usually tiny, so it does take a while to collect enough! However, picking the raspberries is a fun part of the process, and the final raspberry jam product makes it worth it in the end.

The key to this homemade raspberry jam recipe is Sure Jell premium fruit pectin. The total time to make the jam is around 45 minutes, but it can last you weeks or months.

Raspberry Freezer Jam Variations

Even if you do not have wild raspberries growing around your neighborhood, there are still lots of options to get some fresh fruit. You can pick your own fresh raspberries at a farm near you. Or you can purchase some at a local farmers market. Lastly, you can always buy some at the grocery store! Even if they aren't as fresh, the experience of making homemade jam is a summer necessity.

Homemade jam on your toast has another level of freshness and taste that you likely won't find in a store. Whether you prefer raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, or even peaches, you can easily learn to can at home. So grab your berries and jar, and make some delicious jam!



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