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Strawberry Preserves

Perfect for the morning!

At a Glance





Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

45 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 900g fresh ripe strawberries
  • 600g granulated sugar
  • 60ml fresh lemon juice


  • Wash the strawberries in cold water, remove the stalks and chop into halves or quarters.
  • Add the strawberries and sugar into a large bowl and leave at room temperature for two hours, then refrigerate overnight.
  • In a saucepan, bring the strawberry and sugar mixture to a boil slowly, stirring occasionally.
  •  Add the lemon juice and rapidly cook the strawberries for 25-45 minutes, until they reach a temperature of 105C
  • Ladle the mixture into clean glass jars, leaving a 2cm gap from the top.
  • Add the sealed jars in a hot water boiling bath for 10 minutes (this will increase the shelf life of your strawberry preserve)
  • Once cooled, store in the fridge until ready to use. Your strawberry preserves should last for up to one year!