Perfect for beginners and a delightful way to capture summer in a jar.

Strawberry Preserves

Don't forget your canning jars and a large pot!

What You'll Need

Wash, hull, and crush your strawberries to the perfect consistency. A mix of smaller and larger chunks is what you're aiming for.

Prep Your Strawberries

Combine your crushed strawberries with lemon juice and pectin. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then add sugar and boil hard for one minute.

The Cooking Begins

Ladle the hot preserves into your jars, leaving just the right amount of headspace. This step is crucial for a perfect seal.

Filling Your Jars

Wipe jar rims, apply lids, and tighten bands. Process the jars in a boiling water bath to ensure they're sealed and shelf-stable.

Sealing the Deal

After processing, let the jars cool for 24 hours. A successful seal means you can store your preserves for up to a year.

Patience Pays Off

From testing the gel consistency to adjusting for altitude, follow the recipe to ensure your preserves are just right

Tips for Perfect Preserves

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