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Freezer Jam gritty?

charmdesign | Jun 14, 201509:14 PM

I followed the recipe below but doubled it. I boiled for a minute as directed... did I not boil long enough? Was doubling a mistake? My jam was gritty/ grainy.

Please advise?

I also thought it was a tad to sweet for a "low sugar" recipe. The berries were picked that day. I'm looking for the fruit to stand on its own for the most part not taste masked in sugar. Open to other recipes!

Strawberry Freezer Jam (Low Sugar Recipe)

2 cups ripe strawberries, crushed (about 1 and 1/2 pints of fresh strawberries)
3 tablespoons Pectin for low sugar recipes
1/2 cup orange juice
1 and 1/4 cups sugar


Clean and crush strawberries with a potato masher in a large bowl.

Pour sugar, pectin and orange juice in a medium sized saucepan on the stove. Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 minute. Stir well and be careful mixture doesn’t burn.

Take off heat, add strawberries and combine well. Pour into containers leaving a 1/2 inch space at the top for expansion. Cover with lids and let sit on the counter for 24 hours to set. Store in freezer and then thaw a container in fridge when you’re ready to use.

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