I have been thinking of trying my hand at making freezer jam. I think I will try this next week. It's a small batch and has berries. We shall see.
Freezer Berry Jam
Yield: 3-1/2 pints
4 cups blueberries
2 cups raspberries
5 cups sugar (seems like a lot, I will try less or use Splenda)
2 tblspns lemon juice
3/4 cup water
1 pkg (1 3/4 oz) powdered fruit pectin
In a large bowl, mash the blueberries. Add raspberries and mash. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Let stand for 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring water and pectin to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add to fruit mixture, stir for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Pour into jars or freezer containers; cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Cover and let stand overnight or until set, but no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.
Nutrition facts (using sugar)--2 tablespoons = 82 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 21 g carbs, 1 g fiber, and trace protein.