Fresh Strawberry Freezer Jam--No Sugar or Packaged Pectin (Crock-Pot Method)

  • 12-15 cups of strawberries-washed, tops removed and cut in half
  • 1-2 cups of honey
  • 1/4 cups of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)

Instructions:  
  • Place berries, honey and about a half in of water (to prevent sticking) into crock pot. cook on HIGH for ONE hour and then LOW  for 2-3 hours. When cooking on low, be sure to leave to crock pot lid slightly ajar to allow steam to escape.
  • Once berries are cooked. Give them a taste and add additional honey if needed. Here, I took a potato masher and smashed the berries up a bit but the original recipe did not call for this.
  • Stir in lemon juice (if using) and chia seeds. 
  • Ladle into clean jars. 
  • Allow jam to set in refrigerator for at least one hour before eating--that gives the chia seeds time to do their thing. You can store the jam in your fridge for up to two weeks and up to a year in the freezer.
     
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