Saturday, July 16, 2011

Strawberries All the Way

Stawberry Preserves Cooking on the Stovetop

I made another batch of my most favorite berry preserves.  It is quick and easy to do on the stove top and this recipe does not need any boxed pectin.

Just Enough Strawberry Preserves

1 pound fresh strawberries
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
less than a pinch of salt

Hull, then slice or chop the strawberries.  In a saucepot, combine the strawberries, sugar, vinegar, and salt.  Bring to a rolling boil and cook, stirring frequently for 15 - 20 minutes.  Cool and refrigerate.  Keeps 1 week in the refrigerator, if it lasts that long!  I like to spread it on one side of a bagel and put cream cheese on the other, then sandwich it together for a breakfast treat.  It is also delicious when served over vanilla ice cream.
I worked on making a set of freezer jams too. That recipe is just about as easy as this, but I don't know if it set up as well.  It seemed a little thin when I poured it into the freezer jars. 



Anonymous said...

I love strawberry preserves. The picture of the basket of berries on the quilted piece is just perfect.

Made In The South said...

YUM! We did not get any strawberries planted this year. You make it look oh so easy.

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Kathy, this looks sooo delicious. Living in Florida, we get our strawberries, the fresh ones, in January! The preserves are the best.


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I've been peeking through your blog and I love it! I especially enjoy the quilt information! I'm looking forward to starting my quilting projects soon!

Please stop by when you have a moment. I love company and new friends are always welcome!


april said...

Pretty and delicious! Lemons too! Have missed your quilting pieces. and yes - love the little piece under your berries!