A very good recipe, and a good technique. I have let it sit for 25-30 minutes to cool, to let the fruit be suspended. To can, I used a 6 oz jar and processed for 10 minutes. I still get some floating of the fruit. Perhaps I will add a small dose of pectin next time. That's what it's for, right?
I doubled this (strawberry season has started here in Australia). I made as written, but due to small children used my handmixer to get rid of large chunks. Great on hot toast with loads of butter! Thanks for posting.
This conserve came out wonderful! So simple, but wonderful, deep strawberry flavor! I only had 2 pounds of strawberries and after cleaning and slicing, only 1 lb 11.5 oz, so i just weighed out and equal amount of sugar and added the juice of one really small lemon. I ended up with 4 half pints. My strawberry pieces stayed suspended nicely and the conserve stayed a lovely gemmy red color even after a 10 minute water bath in my canner. I will definitely be making this on a yearly basis from here on out. Can't wait to eat it on warm English muffins or even baked brie with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar. It is more of an "adult" strawberry flavor, in the way that it is quite tangy and complex. More so than the average strawberry jam recipe, in my opinion. If you love the flavor of a 2 day soak method, as I truly did in a French marmalade recipe I made a few months back, give this recipe a shot. You will be rewarded with an indulgent and delicious treat.
Great, yummy conserve. Loads of flavour and great on croissants.
OMG! This is so sinfully delicious it must be illegal or immoral or something. This year in Oz we have had a bumper year for strawberries - field-grown unforced and incredibly flavoursome - ideal for this recipe. I tried to do something like this last year but ended up with same old, same old Anglo style jam. This is something else with whole lumps of fruit and a a syrup that can turn any old fizz into a German style strawberry champagne (4tbs to glass). I'm no good at guessing 'set' with a spoon so buy a cheap candy thermometer and save a lot of messing about, they are cheap.The flavours developed if you have well grown field strawberries (hot house forced are useless) is so intense that it needs something to bring in a bit of tang to the sweetness. This is my third batch this year and I doubled the lemon juice and for our taste it worked like a dream without changing the set much at all. I hope that helps someone Regards, John
This is a fantastic conserve, I use a recipe very similar for jam, and may I say this is one terrific recipe! I cut my strawberries in half, only because they were very large and not as ripe as I would usualy use (out of season at the moment) and this conserve turned out so very nice, with wonderful flavours. This is such an easy recipe to follow, with not much preperation at all. I am going to try this again in Strawberry season and use whole strawberries. Thanks F.T. great scrumptious recipe to serve for breakfast or even better....on scones!
Fantastic! It was so easy to make, taking very little time beyond hulling the berries. My only caution is, make sure you do a "set test" - don't just simmer for 10 minutes and hope for the best! In my case, I was evidently "simmering" far too gently, and at the end of 10 minutes it was still watery. So i cranked up the heat and checked it with a wooden spoon every minute or so until it passed the set test (I think i ended up cooking it for 16 or 18 minutes total). The conserve itself is DELICIOUS. I had never realized up till now that you can make a low-pectin fruit like strawberry into preserves without adding commercial pectin. This is the only way I'll be making it in future.
Wonderful and easy to make!
Great recipe.I was happy to find it. We call it Confiture aux fraises here in French Canada.I have been trying to perfect my recipe and yours did just that for me.The only thing I did different was let it sit only 4 hours intead of overnight and I simmered it for 20 minutes for the last cooking. We serve this with toasts in the morning or dessert with bread or on a white cake or just enjoy a spoonfull whenever you need a sweet treat.Thanks a million for posting.This recipe goes in my Best of Zaar. Rita
At last I've been successful at making jam! What a great recipe - really accurate timings too. Thanks so much!