For flavor variety, substitute raspberries or blackberries for the syrup.
- Makes: 56 servings
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Yields: 4 half-pints
- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Wash berries; remove green caps. Place about half the berries in a Dutch oven. Use a slotted spoon or potato masher to crush berries; add remaining berries and crush again.
- Add water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Line a strainer or colander with a double layer of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth; set over a bowl. Pour berry mixture into strainer. Press to drain all juice. Discard strawberry mixture. Measure 6 cups juice.
- In a 3- or 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven heat the juice to rolling boil; stir in the sugar. Continue boiling until mixture is slightly thickened, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
- Pour syrup into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process in boiling-water canner for 5 minutes. Remove jars from canner; cool on racks.
Nutrition Facts (Strawberry Syrup)
- Per serving:
- 51 kcal cal.,
- 1 mg sodium,
- 13 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet