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Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

A sweet homemade strawberry jam with a tropical twist by adding fresh kiwi. Five ingredients and it’s super easy to make!

We always have some sort of freezer jam on hand because my family loves it on toast, waffles, pancakes, and crepes. We just finished our last jar of jam this week so I decided to make a new batch. Since I recently bought a bunch of strawberries and a bag of kiwi fruit at the grocery store, I decided to make a batch of freezer jam using some of them. The jam is super easy to make but you have to make sure you use the exact amounts of the fruit, sugar, and pectin in order for the jam to set. Strawberry and kiwi make a terrific flavored jam and I especially loved the crunch from the kiwi seeds. This strawberry kiwi freezer jam was a big hit with the whole family.

Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

How to Make Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

Remove stems from strawberries, wash and slice into half. Mash fruit with a potato masher for best results. If you use a food processor, pulse to chop. DO NOT PUREE. The jam should have large bits of fruit, if desired. You must have EXACTLY 3 cups of MASHED strawberries.

Spoon out the fruit from halved kiwi fruit then mash. You must have EXACTLY 1 cup of MASHED kiwi fruit.

Combine the mashed strawberries and kiwi together in a bowl; add the lemon zest and stir until combined.

Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

Add exactly 3 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and one packet of pectin to a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Quickly stir mashed strawberries, kiwi, and lemon zest (totaling 4 cups exactly) into the hot sugar mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into clean small glass jars or freezer jam jars, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top for expansion during freezing; cover. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours until set. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Otherwise, store in the freezer for up to 1 year.

Note: If you are using different pectin than the one pictured above (Sure-Jell for use in less or no sugar), you need to follow the instructions from your pectin package, not this recipe. Different pectin’s call for different amounts of sugar and fruit.

Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

  • Small Glass Jars
  • Freezer Jam Jars

Ingredients

  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled & mashed **Must have EXACTLY 3 cups of MASHED strawberries
  • 1 cup kiwi, peeled & mashed (about 4-5 kiwi) **Must have EXACTLY 1 cup of MASHED kiwi
  • Zest from 1 small lemon
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 Box of Sure-Jell less sugar needed Premium Fruit Pectin **If you are not using this pectin, follow instructions on your pectin box!!!
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Remove stems from strawberries, wash and slice into half. Mash fruit with a potato masher for best results. If you use a food processor, pulse to chop. DO NOT PUREE. The jam should have large bits of fruit, if desired. You must have EXACTLY 3 cups of MASHED strawberries.
  • Spoon out the fruit from halved kiwi fruit then mash. You must have EXACTLY 1 cup of MASHED kiwi fruit.
  • Combine the mashed strawberries and kiwi together in a bowl; add the lemon zest and stir until combined.
  • Add exactly 3 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and one packet of pectin to a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Quickly stir mashed strawberries, kiwi, and lemon zest (totaling 4 cups exactly) into the hot sugar mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Pour into clean containers, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top for expansion during freezing; cover. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours until set. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Otherwise, store in the freezer for up to 1 year.
  • Note: If you are using different pectin than the one pictured above (Sure-Jell for use in less or no sugar), you need to follow the instructions from your pectin package, not this recipe. Different pectin’s call for different amounts of sugar and fruit.
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  1. This is so summery and wonderful. I like the combo of kiwi and strawberry. It would be awesome spread all over some toast.

  2. So simple and easy, yet so good and wonderful! Love the idea of combining strawberries and kiwi. This looks excellent — thanks.