Old Fashioned Strawberry Preserves/Jam

READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 3 cups




  • In a bowl coarsley mash the strawberries using a potato masher or fork, then place into saucepan.
  • Cook the strawberries over medium heat stirring until beginning to thicken (about 6 minutes).
  • Reduce the heat to low, add in sugar and lemon juice.
  • Increase the heat to medium and simmer gently until the mixture thickenes and mounds on the spoon (about 20 minutes) stirring frequently.
  • Remove saucepan from heat cool just slightly, then place in refrigerator for rapid jelling.
  • The preserves will thicken more while chilling and will keep for 1 week in refrigerator if tightly sealed (or after cooled completely the preserves may be frozen in plastic containers if desired).