Jam is nearly foolproof for beginners because the recipes are quite high in acid, making them very safe, and they frequently call for very few ingredients making them fast and simple to prepare. The worst thing that can happen in jam making is it turns out a little bit thin, which is essentially syrup. Strawberries are an especially smart fruit, to begin with, because they are available widely and often, they are well-liked by kids and adults, and they are especially high in acid and easy to work with. Here are the 5 strawberry canning recipes for beginners!
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5 Strawberry Canning Recipes for Beginners
Strawberry Champagne Jam is THE jam to make to celebrate, to give as a gift, and to savor the flavor of spring. It is much easier than you think and there are a few simple pro tips for keeping that champagne flavor in the jar! You can head to the blog post, or download the printable PDF right here!
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Strawberry Jam is THE preserve to try if you’ve never canned because strawberries are so high in acid that the worst thing that could happen is that you’ll have thin jam, which is essentially strawberry syrup. It’s also a great gift jam, holding it’s color nicely in jars.
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Strawberry syrup is, of course, great on breakfast foods but it is very versatile in the beverage realm and after I read the suggestion for strawberry margaritas in “The All New Ball Book of Canning & Preserving” and I felt silly for not using the syrup that my kids love on Saturday morning in one of my favorite grown-up drinks. Steam canning it is especially fast, and this recipe shows you how to can it in both the steam canner and the traditional water bath canner!
This recipe is for Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade concentrate and that is the best part. You can pour a spoonful or two into a glass and fill it with water (or sparkling water if you want to trick them even further!) and stir it up and it is suddenly a natural soda that you made yourself. If I want to add a shot of grown-up libation to it, I can, and if my youngest wants to have some I can make his weaker still.
I don’t strain with cheesecloth because I personally don’t care about things like tiny strawberry seeds and I am not interested in perfectly clear syrup. Feel free to strain of course as you wish. This post will share a recipe that is a very simple recipe for strawberry syrup and I hope to remind you also that syrup is not just for pancakes.
If you LOVE strawberries (I know you do!) you might also love my Canning Strawberries Recipe Ebook! In it, there are beginner friendly instructions that walk you through STEP BY STEP quick and easy strawberry-centered canning recipes. You can view the ebook on your phone or e-reader, or on your laptop, and it’s short enough you could print it too!