I love cooking with family recipes. Coming from a big Polish family, there are lots of delicious recipes to go around. For our wedding showers, I had my mom & mother-in-law pass out recipe cards with the invitations, inviting family members to share their favorites so my husband and I could create our own little yummy recipes for two.
One of the recipes I’d love to have was his grandmother’s jam recipe. Unfortunately she passed away before we were engaged. Over the years I’ve tried to copy “Grandma Ellie’s Jelly” as we liked to call it and have come pretty close. I even get request from my husband’s grandpa for some so I take that as a compliment I can make it (at least almost) as good as his wife.
If you’re looking to use up some seasonal berries I highly recommend the recipes below. They taste delicious are easy to make and taste delicious on a PB&J. Best of all, they can last in a freezer for months.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
5 cups crushed Strawberries
1 Box Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin
7 cups Sugar
Wash, stem, and then crush your strawberries. Combine with sugar and let set for 10 minutes. Bring pectin and a cup of water to a boil (stirring continuously). Pour into berry/sugar mixture and stir until combined. Pour fruit mixture into cleaned canning jars. Seal jars and place in a pot of boiling water making sure the jars are completely covered by the water. Let boil 10 minutes. Remove from water and let jars cool.
Blueberry Freezer Jam
Follow directions for Strawberry Jam Recipe but use 3 cups crushed blueberries and 5 ¼ cups sugar.
Raspberry Freezer Jam
Follow directions for Strawberry Jam Recipe but use 3 cups raspberries and 5 ¼ cups sugar.