This simple recipe for Strawberry Preserves is a delicious snack to make during strawberry season! Use this Strawberry Preserves recipe on toast, waffles, scones, in cakes or thumbprint cookies!
If you're looking for more strawberry recipes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Simple Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes, Chocolate Almond Strawberry Cake, or my Strawberry Balsamic Broccoli Salad.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
It is strawberry season! I was just down at the beach and got some amazing strawberries from the Carlsbad Farmer's Market. I found a new organic farm called Cyclops Farms that I haven't seen there before. They had the prettiest booth of all the farmers, full of all kinds of fruits and veggies. Their strawberries even had adorable stems on them and the guy told me they were picked only four hours earlier. If you're in the area, check them out!
I love having fresh Strawberry Preserves in the fridge as it's delicious on so many things! You can spread this on toast, waffles, or scones. You can also use this as a filling for cakes, cupcakes, or thumbprint cookies!
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Strawberry PreservesDifficulty: Easy
This simple strawberry preserves recipe can be used in any recipe that calls for strawberry jam! Use this in cookies, cakes, cupcakes, or just to spread on top of toast.
8 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) organic strawberries
57 grams (1/4 cup) organic cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon organic lemon juice
- Remove stems and finely chop strawberries.
- Add strawberries, sugar and lemon juice to a medium pot. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Turn the heat to high and boil for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Turn the heat back down to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the consistency is thick.
- Transfer to a glass jar and let cool to room temperature.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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