Recipe | Crockpot Strawberry Jam

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Have you picked up Jam lately? The price of Jam is sky high – at least for the variety without High Fructose Corn Syrup…..  Cascadian Farms is what we usually buy but I can’t bring myself to spend $3.39 on a tiny little jar. That’s just outrageous.

I have been wanting to try making jam for a while – and it entailed getting myself up to the Farmers Market to pickup inexpensive Strawberries. I was able to score 3 pounds for $1, and decided it was a great time.

Crockpot Strawberry Jam
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Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
8 hr 30 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
8 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4-5 lbs of Fresh Strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
  2. 3 C. of Sugar
  3. 1-2 boxes of Pectin (I used Kroger brand)
  4. 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Wash the Strawberries, and cut out the stem.
  2. Slice them up in half or quarters & toss in the crockpot.
  3. Use a potato masher to mash them up slightly (you want a little liquid).
  4. Then add the sugar and pectin, and cook on low for 8 hrs (I cooked mine overnight)… or high for 4.
  5. Open up the lid, and if the mixture hasn't thickened enough, add 1/2 – 1 box of additional Pectin in and stir around, re-cover.
  6. Pour into jars, put the lid & cap on, and throw in the freezer – it’ll continue to thicken in the freezer (and will keep there, too!)
  7. You can move one to the fridge if you'd like.
Notes
  1. My children took off with the potato masher so after 8 hours, I poured 1/2 of the mixture from the crockpot in the blender to blend slightly, then re-poured back into the crockpot.
  2. I used 5 lbs of Strawberries - each pound made 1 Pint of Jam.
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  • ACouponer

    I use instant pectin. I think it’s a lot faster and easier. You don’t have to cook the fruit.

  • JJ

    Yum. Thanks :)
    Do you have to use sugar? Can I do it sugar free or will it affect it too much? And can I use the same recipe for Blueberries and blackberries?

  • Coupon_Senorita

    this sounds yummy cant wait to try but are you using mason jars in the freezer or different ones wont the glass jars break in there?

  • Cindy Lowe-Fletcher

    I too am wondering about glass jars in the freezer?

    • ACouponer

      No, glass is fine in the freezer if you leave room for expansion.

  • Sandee Cleary

    After freezing mine and then taking a jar out to use, it was alittle running when it thawed. I used 2 boxes of the pectin but I used Stevia instead of sugar(3 cups)do you think that is why it wasn’t as thick. Any suggestion on how to make it thicker?
    Thanks