Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe was a happy accident while trying to make strawberry syrup. Delicious on toast, angel food cake, or anything you want a sweet strawberry taste. **please note cooking times and servings are approx only**

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in heavy bottom pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Add cornstarch.
  3. Increase heat to high, stirring every 30 seconds until the mixture becomes a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium until the mixture ceases to boil stirring on occasion.
  4. Repeat step 3 until it becomes thicken as desired.
Most Helpful

We loved this quick, easy, and delicious strawberry preserves. I made a half recipe ( 3 green plastic baskets of strawberries) and it made about 2 cups. It took about 20 minutes of repeating step #3 to get it to the desired thickness. Our local strawberry stands are selling super sweet strawberries, and this still wasn't too sweet (this is a good thing). I served this heated and poured over french toast...yum!! Thank you for sharing this keeper recipe!! *Made for 2010 Spring PAC*

Bayhill April 24, 2010

What a great way to make preserves without having to buy expensive fruit pectin. Thanks for sharing!

Pesto lover September 13, 2009