Freezer Jam Recipe

Freezer Jam is one of the easiest recipes out there and it’s the perfect time of the year to go out and pick up some fresh summer berries to stock up the freezer with some jam for year-round use! This recipe is easy to make and the perfect learning experience for beginners, it only takes seven steps, requires no cooking and can be made within 30 minutes.

The best thing about freezer jam is that the recipe can be used with any berries, individually or mixed, you are in complete control! You can go on a hunt around the community for blackberry picking, or you can go to the store and pick up some other berries. If you are interested in making jam with fruit (peaches, apples, pears, etc.) please follow a recipe with Certo that requires cooking, there are many recipes on google!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups of white sugar (granulated)
  • 2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 package of Certo (liquid pectin)


  1. Berries: place 4 cups of berries into a bowl, crush them with a potato masher or fork. If desired, strain the mashed berries through a metal strainer for a seedless jam and remember to make sure it still adds up to 4 cups.
  2. Sugar and Lemon: add in 2 cups of sugar and 2 tbsp of lemon juice to the crushed berries and stir until combined.
  3. Certo: add in one package of certo (liquid pectin) stir thoroughly
  4. Let the batch sit for 10 minutes
  5. Fill the jars: use a ladle to fill jars, leave 1 inch space at the top for room to freeze and put lids on the jars
  6. Store the jam: let the sealed jam sit in room temperature for 24 hours then put jam in the freezer for use up to one year, store in the refrigerator for up to 7-13 days.
  7. Enjoy!

Ways to serve jam! The list is endless but my top recommendations are jam on fried bread, waffles, toast, pancakes, or whatever the heart desires.

We would like to thank Linda Martin for sharing her recipe with the community.

First Nation Health Authority canning guide: