With fruits like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries in season, I wanted to try something new. It’s nearing the end of the season but strawberries are still very sweet! We bought some from a local farm and I received some tips from friends at BlogFrog. We bought a box of Sure-Jel from WalMart in the baking section as was suggested and we used one of the recipes included in the box.
2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin
3/4 cup water
Mix crushed strawberries with sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute. Stir the boiling water into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into jars or other storage containers.
Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.
Tips: We used about 30 small to medium strawberries. We first chopped them into smaller pieces and then used a dough cutter to crush the strawberries. We used washed mason jars from Classico spaghetti sauce and jam jars that we had. The color was such a beautiful bright red. Girls are so excited to try it tomorrow! One useful tip we received was don’t skimp on the sugar or you’ll end up with syrup.