Banana Strawberry Freezer Jam

"Yummy! You can use fresh or frozen strawberries and ripe bananas!! Perfect for gift giving or with your favorite breakfast pastry!! Note: Cooking time is actually the time for the jam to sit."
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Ready In:
5 jars


  • 1 cup banana, mashed (approx. 2 large)
  • 3 cups strawberries, mashed (about 3 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 12 cups sugar (or more to taste)
  • 1 (1 5/8 ounce) package freezer jam pectin (Use Ball Fruit Jell Freezer Jam Pectin or similar)


  • Combine mashed bananas and strawberries in medium bowl; set aside.
  • Combine sugar and freezer jam pectin in small bowl, stirring to blend evenly.
  • Gradually stir pectin mixture into prepared fruit, stirring for 3 minutes.
  • Ladle jam into freezer jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
  • Let jam stand to thicken, not to exceed 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately; refrigerate up to 3 weeks OR freeze up to one year.
  • Yield: 5 - 8 oz. jars.

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  1. This is one of the best jams I have ever had, and it is so easy to make! My husband loved it too, and he's pretty picky about his jam. I pureed the fruit in the blender and reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup, and it still turned out great and set up wonderfully. I will definitely be making this one again. Thanks!
  2. Had some left over strawberries and bananas, and thought I'd give it a try. Tastes great and set well. The banana is just enough to change the taste, but not enough to other power the jam. I did puree my bananas before adding them to the mixture.
  3. This was another perfect jam that I gave out for the holidays!! Thanks for posting the recipe!!
  4. I made this for holiday gifts to family and friends, everyone loved it and is begging me to make more.
  5. The jam didn't set up and was more like a sause than a jam. It was also very tart and my family didn't like it at all - I had to throw the whole batch down the drain because my children wouldn't eat it.



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