Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vacation Never Ends Freezer Jam

So I really love this Jam. Its Fab!  It reminds me of a great vacation, it will make you think about being on a beach or Oceanside with a great drink!


But that’s not the best part!  It can be used for more then toast and a sandwich!

I came across this recipe in Ball’s complete book of Home Preserving.  It was call Tropical Breeze Freezer Jam.  (You can see the original recipe here).  I made some minor changes (I know you are not surprised that I didn’t follow the directions!).

Here is what you need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package of freezer Jam pectin
  • 2 cups finely chopped pineapple –Fresh or canned but drained
  • 1-2 Medium sized banana (about 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup  mandarin orange segments

Here’s how simple it is!

Step 1) in a food processor blend the Oranges, bananas and Pineapple till finely chopped

Step 2) add sugar and pectin to food processor and blend

Step 3) Remove blade from your food processor and stir for 3 minutes.

Step 4) Poor in to freezer safe jars leaving 1/2 inch for headspace.

Step 5) Let jar stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Label.
REFRIGERATE up to 3 weeks. FREEZE up to 1 year.


My double batch filled about 7 containers.   So here is where it gets good. 


Slice French bread 1/4” thick, Lightly toast them on a cookie sheet in a 350 oven for 3-5 minutes.  Once cooled, spread jam on the slices and top with sliced strawberries and toasted coconut!

If you don’t like French bread you can use mini bagel slices, or toasted Pita bread.

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