How to Make Strawberry Preserves
- Wash and hull strawberries. C ombine berries with sugar in a large stainless steel pan; let stand for 3 to 4 hours.
- Bring strawberries to a boil slowly, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice. Cook rapidly until strawberry mixture is clear and syrup is thick, about 15 minutes.
- pour mixture into shallow pan and let stand , uncovered, for 12 to 24 hours. Ladle strawberry mixture into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Process for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath. Makes four 8-ounce jars.