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Old 08-02-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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Freezer jam

found some freezer jam recipes I'm thinking of trying.... maybe for Christmas presents this year.

question: found some freezer jam jars at the thrift store today...for $.59/each. Is this a good price? They just have the twist cap/lid, not separate like canning jars. I've checked prices on canning jars, but not on jam jars.

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Old 08-02-2006, 04:45 PM   #2
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The regular jam jars are about the same price.
Also if you cook the jam and put it in dishwasher clean (very hot) jars and seal, they don't need to be processed and you don't have to take up freezer room. You're using the same pectin.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:37 AM   #3
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I don't think the cooked jam tastes as good as the freezer jam, though!

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Old 08-08-2006, 04:12 AM   #4
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Scones, English ones, with clotted cream and strawberry freezer jam. Nothing better. I'll have some of that tomorrow now you popped it into my head. Thanks!

Pairs wonderfully with Northstar Merlot 2001 we discovered purely by accident. And so does goat brie. Weirdness I know, but it works.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:21 AM   #5
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Ummmm...can someone enlighten an Antipodean as to just WHAT freezer jam is????

Please??
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Old 08-08-2006, 06:05 AM   #6
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No.

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Old 08-08-2006, 07:28 AM   #7
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Bad, BAD Scotty! Lyn, freezer jam is preserved in the freezer, rather than heat processed. but the ones I've had were lightly cooked, anyway. not familiar with the uncooked version.
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:31 AM   #8
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Thank you June!!
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:25 AM   #9
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I agree with Chef June. I make freezer jam -- no specific recipe. I cook the fruit just a bit with only sugar to taste, if necessary, depending on the sweetness of the fruit. I also add a little lemon juice to help preserve the color and after a few minutes when the fruit begins to thicken slightly, I allow it to cool and then freeze it in small containers (remember to leave air space at the top of the containers as the contents will tend to expand when frozen). What I like about freezer jam is that you need only use the amount of sugar you like and the jam tastes more like fresh fruit. My favorites: peach, strawberry, apricot, and plum.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:33 AM   #10
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The cooked ones might be the ones in the regular SureJell package. I have NO room for jam in my freezers!! Jam is just too easy to preserve.
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