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Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam

Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam

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  • Yield: 5 half-pints
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Stand 10 mins plus 24 hours

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This irresistible jam makes a sensational topping for plain yogurt. Add some sweetness and crunch by topping the combo with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of granola.


  • 3 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup finely chopped rhubarb
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1 3/4 - ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin


  1. In a large bowl, crush berries using a potato masher. Measure 1 1/2 cups crushed berries. Stir rhubarb into the 1 1/2 cups crushed berries. Add sugar and lemon peel; stir to combine. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the water and pectin. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add pectin mixture to fruit mixture, stirring for about 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture is no longer grainy.
  3. Ladle hot jam into half-pint freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and label. Let stand at room temperature for about 24 hours or until set. Store for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator or for up to 1 year in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

(Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam)

sugar (g) 13, sodium (mg) 1, Potassium (mg) 13, Riboflavin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, fiber (g) 0, Fat, total (g) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 0, carb. (g) 14, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, calcium (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 4, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, cal. (kcal) 53, sat. fat (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, iron (mg) 0

Comments (1)

lbbrennacom wrote:
This didn't work for me. Thinking that rhubarb always needed to be cooked, I assumed that it would be at some point in this process. Now, I've never made freezer jam, and didn't realize how easy it was, but I also didn't read the recipe completely before starting. I don't know if I didn't chop the rhubarb finely enough, or what, but there are little crunchy chunks of rhubarb in my jam. I can't really use it. I'll keep looking for a better way to use that rhubarb plant in my garden.

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