easy berry freezer jam recipe for summer


Makes 6 - 8oz jars of jam  

Helpful Supplies: Potato masher or hand mixer (the hand mixer is GREAT for the blueberries) and a flat-bottomed bowl for mashing / mixing fruit.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Keyword gluten free, kid-friendly cooking, seasonal recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 60
Calories 34 kcal


  • 6 - 8 oz clean straight-sided jam jars with lids
  • 5 cups crushed fruit single berry variety or mix & match
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Ball Real Fruit Pectin Instant Pectin


  1. Wash fruit and prep. This means remove stems, hull strawberries - if you want to get technical. Make those berries look pretty.

  2. Place berries into flat-bottomed bowl, one layer at a time and mash, mix, practice a little anger management. Pulverize that fruit using your potato masher or hand mixer. (said with a *smile*)
  3. In a separate bowl, mix sugar and pectin.

  4. Add fruit mash to pectin/sugar mixture and stir for 3 minutes.

  5. Ladle into clean 8 oz jam jars and cover. When filling jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace to allow for food expansion during freezing. Let stand for 30 minutes and use immediately or freeze.

Recipe Notes

THAT IS IT!!! DONE! BERRY JAM!! It is good for 3 weeks in your refrigerator or up to a year in your freezer. To defrost, just throw 'er in the fridge. Really, that is it.