Strawberry Preserves

Strawberry Preserves

An overheard a conversation between two women about picking strawberries as children reminded me of this recipe for strawberry preserves. All you need are strawberries and sugar, a little lemon juice and an hour of your time.

Because there isn’t any pectin the preserves aren’t as stiff as jam; expect them to be more honey-like in consistency.




Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a deep, heavy bottomed saucepan. You want to use a deep pan so the berries won’t boil over.

Boil the berry mixture for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Transfer the preserves to a flat pan and stir to evenly distribute the berries.

Pour the preserves in hot, sterile jars and store in the refrigerator. You can also process the jars in a hot water bath for keeping in the cupboard.


Makes 5 to 6 pints.

Time to prepare: 1 hour.


  • Marghee says:

    How many minutes if processing the jars in hot water?

    May 21, 2013 03:55pm

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