When I was a kid we used to go berry picking every summer. Blueberries, black raspberries and red raspberries galore! Nothing says summer to me quite like freshly picked berries but unfortunately the shelf life of a berry isn’t that long. Enter freezer jam. My Mom made freezer jam with black and red raspberries every year in the summer and we would eat it all winter. The taste of fresh berries all year round! As an adult I haven’t found a good spot to pick our own berries. Luckily Kroger drops the price of red raspberries in the summer. I buy them up for smoothies, eating by the handful and of course, at least one batch of Red Raspberry Freezer Jam.
I’ve never been a fan of traditional jam plus freezer jam is easier and tastier. Every summer I stock the freezer with 10 or so jars of this Red Raspberry Freezer Jam so my family can enjoy the taste of summer all year long as well! I’ve cut back the sugar a little bit in this recipe because I think it tastes better when the sugar doesn’t overwhelm the fruit. This means it will be a little looser and less of a firm jello consistency. You can bump the sugar up by a cup (200g) if you prefer.