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We try to make jam every year, blueberry, strawberry whatever we can get our hands on. Making jam, however, is a labor of love....that has gotten a little easier!! Usually I do the whole crush, mix and cook method. Messiest, time consuming, HOT....but the biggest thing is that for every 4.5 cups of blueberries you use 7 cups of sugar!!!!! That is a lot of SUGAR!!!! Last summer I tried freezer jam....o-mi-gosh..it is so easy!!! Just crush 4 cups of fruit add1.5 cups of sugar mix in the Ball Fruit Jell Freezer Jam Pectin and pour into containers!!! That is it! One bowl, no boiling , no mess...and a lot less sugar. The biggest bonus to freezer jam is the taste...freezer jam is absolutely fabulous!!!!