Preserves (Frozen Berries) Strawberry, Cherry, Blueberry

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a a wonderful way to use frozen berries with ingredients readily available. Fresh taste

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the strawberry.
  2. roughly chop strawberries (this is easy with a processor or let strawberries sit at room temp for a few minutes to soften them and chop with a knife).
  3. mix all other ingredients and cook in a nonstick pan over meduim heat.
  4. stir frequently, cook at least 20 to 30 minutes. This will thicken as it cooks and a bit more after it cools. You will know when it is ready when it has greatly reduced and is thick. Patience.
  5. For the blueberry and Cherry.
  6. mix all ingredients and stir over meduim heat for 20 to 30 minutes. This will thicken as it cooks and a bit more after it cools. You will know when it is ready when it has greatly reduced and is thick.
  7. Each will produce about 2 cups of preserves and can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for a couple weeks.
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Since I have lots of frozen fruits in the freezer, I thought this would be a perfect use for some of them. I was hoping to make the cherry version, but I didn't have enough cherries, so went for the blueberry option. Not paying enough attention (as usual, lol), I grabbed a bag of what I thought were frozen blueberries and measured them out for the recipe. I had just enough for this, so I tossed them in the pan and started making the preserves. Once they started to thaw and cook, I realized that I was using small Concord grapes rather than large blueberries, DUH! I'm usually pretty good about labeling my frozen bagged foods, but not that time. Anyway, I'm here to tell you that your recipe makes some pretty good grape preserves, too. Just personal preference, I'll probably reduce the spices a bit the next time I try this (with cherries, hopefully), but even with the amounts as listed in the recipe, the end product tasted very good. DH actually requested some on bread for a late-night snack yesterday, which is very unlike non-sweets-eating him. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2012