Indulge in the sweetness of homemade strawberry preserves with this simple and delightful recipe. Perfect for spreading on toast or adding to your favorite desserts, this recipe is sure to become a household favorite. Enjoy the fresh taste of summer all year round with these delicious preserves.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Serves: 2 cups


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool before transferring to a clean jar. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 45 || Carbohydrates: 11g || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 9g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The simplicity of this recipe makes it perfect for beginners.
  2. The natural sweetness of the strawberries shines through in every bite.
  3. Homemade strawberry preserves are far superior to store-bought versions.
  4. This recipe can be easily customized with added flavors like vanilla or balsamic vinegar.
  5. The preserves make a lovely homemade gift for friends and family.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid using overripe strawberries as they may make the preserves too watery.
  2. Avoid increasing the heat too high, as this can cause the sugar to burn.
  3. Avoid using aluminum or copper cookware as it can react with the strawberries and affect the flavor.
  4. Do not skip the lemon juice, as it helps to balance the sweetness of the preserves.
  5. Make sure to use a clean jar for storing the preserves to prevent contamination.

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