These balsamic strawberry preserves are quick and easy. There's no sterilizing or special equipment involved.
Author Becky Striepe
1quartstrawberrieshulled and chopped
In a large bowl, stir together the strawberries, sugar, and balsamic. Set aside for 20 minutes to let the berries soften.
Heat a small stainless steel frying pan over high heat. Add the berry mixture, and cook, stirring almost constantly, until they reach a jam-like consistency. The strawberry jam will thicken a bit once it cools, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether they’re ready to go. It took me about 12 minutes to reach the thick consistency of strawberry preserves. The time can vary depending on how juicy your berries were and what brand of vinegar you chose, so just keep an eye on it and use your judgement.
Once they’re done, transfer them to an airtight glass container, and let them cool on the counter before you close them up and stick them into the fridge.