Strawberry Preserves

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.

how to make strawberry jam at home

So, needless to say Delaney and I ate mad amounts of strawberries the entire week we were at the beach. And, I kept thinking of things to make with strawberries. Delaney has been obsessed with preserves lately on his toast in the morning and he bought a jar of “fancy raspberry preserves” and was eating it while we were down there. It made me think to make Strawberry Preserves. I thought to do Strawberry because it’s that time of year and my ulterior motive was so I can make Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies (my all time fave). That recipe can be found in my book, Cookies for Everyone. But, today I’m sharing a recipe for Strawberry Preserves (which you’ll need to make the cookies too). 

Why Organic

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.

how to make strawberry jam at home
how to make strawberry jam at home

Strawberry Preserves

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

6

ounces

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.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) organic strawberries

  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic lemon juice

Directions

  • 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. 

Notes

  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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