Strawberry Basil Freezer Jam

When I get the chance to buy fresh strawberries in bulk, I almost always make a batch of strawberry freezer jam. It’s an easy way to use up a lot of strawberries, and I know my family will use it on a daily basis, whether on toast for breakfast, in peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, or over vanilla ice cream for dessert.

But sometimes I get the urge to try something a little different, and knowing that strawberry and basil are a great flavor combination, I decided to try some strawberry basil freezer jam. Let me tell you, this stuff is delicious! It has just a hint of basil flavor, which means I can use this jam in savory dishes, as well as sweet. Freezer jam will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator, or up to a year in the freezer. This recipe yields roughly four 8 ounce jars, but you could certainly make half if you don’t have enough strawberries for a full batch.

Strawberry Basil Freezer Jam
Strawberry Basil Freezer Jam
Serves 24
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
52 calories
13 g
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35 g
1 g
12 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
35g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
23%
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 1/3 cups mashed strawberries
  2. 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  3. 4 tablespoons instant pectin
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Place mashed strawberries in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and pectin.
  2. Add sugar/pectin mixture to strawberries and stir for 2-3 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in basil.
  4. Ladle jam into clean, freezer-safe containers. Let stand 30 minutes to set before freezing or refrigerating.
Notes
  1. Makes four 8 ounce jars.
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Comments

  1. oooh, strawberry basil – this sounds delish!

  2. I need to get into the jam game, I am ALWAYS throwing out rotten berries! This looks so good Danelle!

  3. This strawberry jam sounds so delicious Danelle! I have to give this a try with the basil.

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