Strawberry Preserves Recipe
Strawberries are at their peak of sweetness in the spring, which makes it the best time to make jam! This Strawberry Preserves Recipe is a low sugar version. It is guilt-free and this a jam you can enjoy if you're watching your weight or cutting out carbs. It is sweet and delicious and the most requested jam I make!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings per jar
- 2 cups figs stems removed and chopped
- 4 cups strawberries hulled and sliced in half
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons Chinese five spice
- 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 package low/no sugar Sure-Jell powder (the one the pink package)
- 12 4 oz canning jars with lids and rings
In a heavy stock pot, place the figs, strawberries, red wine, curry & Chinese five spice. Using a potato masher, mash them by hand until they are crushed.
Measure 1/4 cup of sugar and mix it with the contents of the Sure-Jell. Sprinkle it into the berry mixture and set it on the stove and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
When it comes to a hard boil (a hard boil is one you can't stir down with spoon) add the remaining sugar.
Continue stirring constantly and return it to a boil and when it comes back to a hard boil, continue boiling it for one full minute. (Set a timer to make sure you get it for a full minute).
Remove from the stove and immediately ladle into sterilized jars. Place lids on jars, screw on tightly.
Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal the jars.
Makes 1 dozen 4 oz. jars.
Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 10.4% | Calcium: 0.7% | Iron: 1.7%