Strawberry Preserves

Recipe by Melaine
READY IN: 12hrs 15mins
YIELD: 2 1/2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cap and rinse berries, place in a large colander.
  • Pour boiling water over berries and let drain 1 minute.
  • Combine berries and 1 cup sugar in a dutch oven. Bring to a boil; boil 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar; boil an additional 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour strawberry mixture into a shallow 13x9-inch pan; skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  • Let stand, uncovered, in a cool place 12 hours; shake pan occasionally so that berries will absorb syrup and remain plump and whole.
  • Skim off foam with a metal spoon, pour preserves into sterilized jelly glasses, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
  • Cover with a 1/8 inch layer of paraffin. cover with lids.
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