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    Strawberry Preserves Deluxe

    Source of Recipe

    Ball Blue Book

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Strawberry Preserves Deluxe

    Recipe By :Katie
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Preserving

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 1/2 quarts strawberries
    5 cups sugar
    1/4 cup lemon juice

    Combine strawberries and sugar in a large saucepot. Let stand 3 to 4 hours. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.

    Add lemon juice. Cook rapidly until strawberries are transparent and syrup is thick, about 10-12 minutes.

    Ladle into a shallow pan, Let stand, uncovered 12 to 24 hours in a cool place. Shake pan occasionally to distribute strawberries throughout syrup.

    Heat strawberries and syrup until hot throughout. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.

    Ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 20 minutes in a boiling water canner.

    This won a blue ribbon at the 2003 Bonner County Fair.

    Source:
    "Ball Blue Book"
    Copyright:
    "1995"
    Yield:
    "4 half-pints"
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