Year of the strawberry!!
I swear this was the year of the berry. Blueberries, raspberries, wild strawberries and strawberries went in over drive this year. I had a couple of weeks that I picked this bowl over flowing with berries. We ate strawberries galore. I made a lot of strawberry freezer jelly. I gave away strawberries to friends, neighbors and family. Hubby is busy trying to figure out a 101 ways to eat freezer jelly ( on pancakes, waffles, cheesecake, frozen like ice cream…).
I still have not picked any blue berries or raspberries. I had a neighbor who gave me some.
Strawberry freezer Jelly
Makes approximately 5 half pints.
8 cups of sliced strawberries (about 2 lbs).
2 tbls. lemon juice
3 1/2 tbls ball instant Pectin
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1). Crush strawberries to get about 4 cups of crushed fruit.
2).Add lemon juice and stir.
3).In a separate bowl add pectin and sugar and mix well.
4).Add sugar mixture to strawberries stirring for 3 minutes.
5). add to freezer safe jars let sit out uncovered for 30 minutes.
6): refrigerate and use within 2 weeks or freeze for up to one year.