Growing Chefs! Ontario Strawberry Preserve

Strawberry Preserve

Delicious Ontario strawberries are only in season for a few short weeks, but preserving them lets you enjoy them all year!
Makes 5 cups
2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled4 cups white sugar1/4 cup lemon juice
Knife or safe chopperCutting boardBowls of various sizesMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsSpatulaTray lined with parchmentMedium potMason jarsThermometerTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Remove the hull (green top) from strawberries and wash well. Place these into a bowl and mash with a fork until you have 4 cups of mashed berries.

Juice the lemons and add all ingredients to a medium pot.

Get Cooking!

Place the pot over low heat and stir continuously until the sugar is dissolved.

Increase the heat to high and bring to a rolling boil. Boil, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 220°F.

Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 14 to 12 inch headspace, and seal. Process in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don’t bother with processing, and just refrigerate.