How to fix freezer jam that didn't thicken using liquid fruit pectin. Don't toss it- your jam can be saved!
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1cupjam that didn't set
1 1/2teaspoonslemon juice
1 1/2teaspoonsCerto Liquid Fruit Pectin
PREPARE containers: Rinse clean containers and lids with boiling water; dry thoroughly.
PREPARE A TRIAL BATCH: Measure 1 cup of jam into small bowl. Add sugar and lemon juice. Stir 3 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved. Add liquid pectin. Stir an additional 3 minutes. Pour into one of the prepared containers. Cover and let stand 24 hours before checking to see if set. Store opened pouch of pectin in refrigerator.
PREPARE REMAINDER OF BATCH: If the trial batch sets correctly, prepare remaining jam. DO NOT remake more than 8 cups of jam at one time. Use the same directions and measurements as for trial batch per 1 cup of remaining jam. Pour into prepared containers. Cover and let stand 24 hours before freezing.
These instructions are for Certo Liquid Fruit Pectin. Helpful conversions:
3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon
8 Tablespoons = 1/2 cup
16 Tablespoons = 1 cup
Freezer jam will not be as firm like store bought jelly. If your jam is still too thin you can swirl it into homemade ice cream, use as a topping, or spoon over pancakes and waffles.