8.31.2010

Strawberry-Banana Freezer Jam & Freezing More Tomatoes

I am still making jams, canning, and freezing produce for the winter!!To make freezer jam all you need is sugar and instant fruit pectin and the fruit (2 16 oz. packages of strawberries and 3 bananas), of course! wash the strawberries and cut the stems off. I slice them as well to make blending easier. crush the strawberries in the blender Meanwhile, bake 3 bananas at 400F for 15 min. with the peeling on. Let them cool completely. Peel them and put them in the blender with the crushed strawberries and blend them completely. In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and one packet of pectin and mic them up. Then, add the berry mixture and sit constantly for 3 min. Then you simply pour the jam into freezer jars. Let them sit out for 30 min. before putting them in the freezer. These are so good and they require no cooking (except the bananas). This will make 2 16 oz. and 1 8 oz. jar of jam. And of course, I've already posted about how to do this...but here are some pics nonetheless! Boil tomatoes for 1-2 min. to loosen the skin. Remove from water and rinse with ice water. Peel the skins off. Then, you can slice, dice, or make juice out of them and store them in freezer bags. Remember to add 2 TBS lemon juice and salt to the tomatoes to prevent spoilage. "Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Genesis 1:29

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