Strawberry Preserves

posted by Mimi

Strawberry Preserves

Equal amounts of fruit and sugar (no more than 4 cups of each at once)
3-4 tbsp. lemon juice or orange liqueur

Leave strawberries whole or slice in half for larger ones. Mix together in non-reactive bowl sugar and fruit, dampen with lemon juice or orange liqueuer. Set out overnight, even 24 hours.

Place mixture in a large pot, liquid and all and bring to a boil. Skim foam as it rises. When all foam is removed, turn off heat and ladle preserves into clean, sterilized jars and seal with paraffin.

NOTE: Cooled foam is almost like "cotton candy" but will get sticky if not consumed within 8 hours.

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