Strawberry Preserves

Preserves are exactly that, a delicious way to preserve berries' warm-weather flavor. Making jam can even put to use fruit that is slightly past its prime.

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
Strawberry Preserves

Photography: GENTL & HYERS

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2005

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon, freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Put strawberries and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over low heat until juices are released, about 40 minutes. Stir in sugar.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture registers 210 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely; skim foam from surface with a spoon.

Cook's Notes

These preserves can be canned and stored for up to one year; multiply the recipe, if you like.

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