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Chunky Strawberry Preserve

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Strawberry Preserves make a wonderful topping for my cupcakes and fruit biscuits. Try this berry condiment in your own way if you want to. Tell me if you like these Strawberry Preserves.
Ingredients
  Hot water 1 Quart
  Frozen whole strawberries/2 quarts fresh strawberries 32 Ounce, rinsed and hulled (Two 16 Ounce Packages)
  Sugar 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Liquid fruit pectin 3 Ounce (1 Package)
Directions

1. Put hot water into a 2-quart glass measuring pitcher. Heat in microwave oven to boiling (8 to 9 minutes at High).
2. Spread berries in a single layer in a 15 1/2xl0 1/2xl-inch jelly-roll pan. Pour boiling water over strawberries. Let stand in boiling water
2 minutes. Drain berries. Put drained berries into a 4-quart glass bowl. Add 4 cups sugar; combine well.
3. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 20 to 22 minutes at High, or
until mixture bubbles all over; stir 3 times.
4. Stir in remaining sugar. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 5 to 6 1/2 minutes at High, or until mixture bubbles all over. Let mixture boil 2 1/2 minutes at High.
5. Remove from oven. Stir in pectin. Pour preserves into a 13x9x2-inch pan. Skim off foam with a metal spoon. Let stand uncovered overnight.
6. Spoon preserves into hot sterilized jars; cover. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Everyday

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