I added them to the food processor and pulsed until they were to my desired thickness.
I had 4 cups of crushed berries and 8 cups of sugar along with 2 tsp of lemon juice for my double batch. Mix this well and let it sit for about 10 minutes while you prepare the pectin.
Mix 3/4 cup of water with each packet of pectin (or as directions indicate) into a sauce pan and bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute. Mix into the berry/sugar mixture for 3 minutes or until well combined. Put into freezer safe containers and place on counter for 24 hours then add to freezer for long term storage.
Strawberry freezer Jam has always been a favorite in our house. My Mammaw always made it, and my mom. In fact they both still make multiple batches each year. My Mammaw started mixing strawberry and blueberry and man is it good!! Especially on homemade vanilla ice cream!!