fresh ripe strawberry, trimmed and halved
( use only red ripe berries)
( I found that 2/3 cup was enough sugar for me)
powdered fruit pectin
2 -3 teaspoons
fresh lemon juice
red food coloring
- In a bowl mash the strawberries using a potato masher or fork.
- In a large skillet stir together the mashed berries, sugar, pectin and lemon juice (starting with 2/3 cup sugar and adding in more desired I found that 2/3 cup plenty for me!) boil until slightly thickened about 5 minutes, add in a couple drops of red food colouring if needed.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl to cool.
- Store tightly covered in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to serve.