Quick & Easy Freezer Jam Recipe

Bauman's Quick & Easy Freezer Jam using MCP Pectin

Freezer Jam

Quick & easy recipe makes one batch of seven 1/2-pint containers.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • Measuring Cups
  • Spatula
  • Freezer Containers
  • Colander
  • 2 Bowls or Kettles
  • Potato Masher


  • 4 Pints Fresh Fruit
  • 1⁄4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 4 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 1 Box MCP Pectin


  • Wash & rinse your containers; make sure they have tight fitting lids.
  • Prepare your berries. Remove stems, rinse, and drain in colander. Add berries to your kettle and mash with a potato masher. When you have 3 1⁄4 cups of crushed berries, add 1⁄4 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  • Gradually add 1 box of MCP Pectin into fruit. Mix thoroughly and let sit for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to dissolve pectin completely.
  • In a separate bowl, measure 4 ½ cups of sugar.
  • Gradually add and stir in sugar with the crushed berries until dissolved. Note: You can sample your jam mixture to check that the sugar is completely dissolved. When it's no longer grainy, it is ready.
  • Pour into prepared containers leaving ½" head space for expansion during freezing.
  • Let stand until set. Jam will last 2-3 weeks in the fridge or 1-2 years in the freezer.
Keyword berry jam, freezer jam, jam, jelly