Thursday, April 26, 2007


How I LOVE strawberries!! They are my favorite; from their beautiful color to their sweet sweet smell. They can instantly put me in a good mood. When I was young, you could always tell which strawberry bucket was mine when we all came in from picking. Mine was the one with all the small berries, because the bigger ones never made it past my mouth!


4 c. hulled whole berries
3 c. sugar

Combine strawberries and sugar; cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.
Put mixture into a 4 quart pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. This should take about 3 minutes. Pour into a plastic or glass container and let stand overnight in the refrigerator or other cool place.

Heat the fruit mixture to boiling. Boil rapidly for 1 minutes, stirring as needed to prevent sticking. Remove from heat; cover; stir gently for 5 minutes (use a timer!).

Ladle into hot sterilized jars leaving 1/2 inch head space; seal. Process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.

Remove from bath and let set undisturbed for 24 hours. Note: this product will not be firm-set like jam but will have a consistency similar to maple syrup.

Label and store in a cool place. Makes 3 half-pints.

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