Raspberry Freezer Jam

Posted in Blog, Bounty Preserved on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Raspberry Freezer Jam

Washington is the #1 producer of blueberries in the nation, and the #2 producer of raspberries. Whether you grow them yourself, pick them at your local U-Pick garden, or stock up on flats of them from your favorite grocery store, berries are a favorite way to get vitamins and nutrients into your families’ snacks. Homemade jams and jellies are a great way to keep the spirit of the harvest season alive year-round, and there’s no better way to preserve your berries! Berries are great to do in small batches using the freezer jam method. Freezer jams are considered the “easiest” way to make a spread that your family will love. For a simple recipe, watch @erynwhalenonline walk us through the steps, or check them out below:

  • Blend 4 cups of raspberries and 1 box (1.75 ounces) of pectin.
  • Place it in a saucepan (you will heat it up soon).
  • Mixture should be a bit thick. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Place saucepan on burner on low and bring it to a simmer (do not boil).
  • Add 4 cups of sugar.
  • Add 1 cup of light corn syrup.
  • Stir until it dissolves slowly. Stay with the pot, and continue stirring until the sugar fully dissolves.
  • Remove from heat. Since you didn’t boil it, the jam isn’t super hot.
  • Fill your freezer-safe containers with desired amount. Leave roughly ¾ of an inch spacing at the top.

Remember to label your containers with the contents and date! Place in the freezer and you’re ready to enjoy Washington Grown jam throughout the year! Freezer jam is usually good for up to 12 months in the freezer. Once you defrost it, it will stay good in your refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.

Here are some other Washington fruits that make good freezer jams:

  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Apricot
  • Cranberry
  • Blackberry

Want a great snack that your kids will love using your jam? Check out this recipe for Raspberry Oatmeal Bars by Eryn.