Strawberry Preserves

Recipe for Strawberry Preserves - Canning is not rocket science. But it is a science. There are principles of canning, and they need to be carefully followed.

Recipe: Strawberry Preserves

Summary: Canning is not rocket science. But it is a science. There are principles of canning, and they need to be carefully followed.

Text from what2cook.netCanning is not rocket science. But it is a science. There are principles of canning, and they need to be carefully followed.

Ingredients

    • 6 cups prepared strawberries (about 2 quart boxes strawberries)
    • 4½ cups sugar
    • 1 lemon juiced and zest (optional)

Instructions

  1. Yield: About 4 half-pint jars
  2. Please read Using Boiling Water Canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, it is recommended that you read Principles of Home Canning.
  3. Procedure: Sterilize canning jars and prepare two-piece canning lids according to manufacturer’s directions.
  4. To prepare fruit. Select large, firm, tart strawberries. Wash and drain berries; remove caps.
  5. To make preserve. Combine prepared fruit and sugar in alternate layers and let stand for 8 to 10 hours or overnight in the refrigerator or other cool place. Heat the fruit mixture to a boiling, stirring gently. Boil rapidly, stirring as needed to prevent sticking. Cook to 9 degrees F. above the boiling point of water, or until the syrup is somewhat thick (about 15 or 20 minutes). Remove from heat; skim.
  6. Fill hot preserves immediately into hot, sterile jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; adjust two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a Boiling Water Canner.

Recipe and Photo courtesy of:: nchfp.uga.edu

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