My colleague Andrea Weigl had one more recipe to share with her story on using your refrigerator for pickling and jam-making. The picture with her story shows a strawberry jam, but she didn't include the recipe because strawberries are out of season around here.
But strawberries certainly will be back, and refrigerator jams can be adapted to other fruit. Here's the recipe if you want to try one more.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
2 cups crushed strawberries
4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pouch fruit pectin
3/4 cup water
TRIM and mash strawberries in a large bowl. Measure out two cups of crushed strawberries, add sugar and lemon juice. Stir together. Let sit 10 minutes.
COMBINE pectin and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Stir constantly.
POUR pectin over fruit and stir for three minutes.
LADLE into freezer-safe jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Close lids. Let sit in refrigerator for 24 hours before freezing.
Yield: 5 pints.