Friday, July 1, 2011

Freezer Jars

I found something neat at wallyworld the other day - "freezer jars." They're not glass, they're heavy-duty plastic (BPA free) with sturdy plastic screw-on lids. The package says they're good for freezer jams, desserts, sauces, single portions, snacks, etc. But you could use them for all kinds of storage purposes. This photo shows the 5 jars that came in the package - three stacked for storage, one with a lid on, and one with the lid seperate. They're about the size of small jelly jars, 8 ounces.

Here's a recipe that was included on the back of the label, which says it makes about 5 (8 oz.) half pints.


You will need:

4 cups crushed fruit (apricots, berries, cherries, grapes, pears, plums or other tender fruit)

1-1/2 cups sugar or Splenda* No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

1 pkg. Ball* Instant Fruit Pectin

1. STIR sugar and pectin in a bowl.

2. ADD crushed fruit. Stir 3 minutes.

3. LADLE jam into clean jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes.

Tip: When using frozen fruit, thaw in the refrigerator just until soft enough to crush with a potato masher (some ice crystals will remain).

The recipe says to refrigerate up to 3 weeks, or freeze up to 1 year.

The recipe also shows a website called

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