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Homemade Strawberry Preserves: Just 3 Ingredients!

It’s strawberry season and if you love strawberries then you have to try this recipe for homemade strawberry preserves! It’s quick, easy and only requires 3 ingredients!Make Your Own Strawberry Preserves at Home - Food Life Design

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re doing well! Today, I’m sharing another old favorite…Homemade Strawberry Preserves.

These super sweet preserves are perfect to spread on toast, pour over vanilla ice cream or even fill a layered cake!

And the best part is – you only need 3 ingredients to make your own!

Oh and it’s ready in less than 1 hour…

So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!


Strawberries are one of our favorite fruits!

We even go to a local farm and pick more than 20 quarts every year to save for the year. Everyone in our family loves them.

And if you love strawberries too, then you have to try my recipe for homemade strawberry preserves!

This morning when I was making lunches for the girls and my husband, I realized we were out of jelly.

Of course, I just went to the grocery store yesterday and forgot to buy it when I was there.

So, after everyone left this morning, I decided to whip up a batch of our favorite strawberry preserves and being that it’s May, it seemed like the perfect time to share it with you.

After all, it is the beginning of strawberry season…

This recipe is so simple to make and you only need 3 ingredients.

Plus, you can use any strawberries you have on hand – frozen or fresh!

Try it – you’re going to love it and your family will beg for more.

So, let’s get started, shall we?

Homemade Strawberry Preserves

Visual Directions:

Dump the strawberries into a large pot.


Pour sugar on top…


Add the apple pieces…


Heat it up.


That’s it! You’re all done….

Now, pour all that yummy Homemade Strawberry Preserves into pint sized mason jars or freezer safe containers and let it cool before you have some toast.


Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

Here’s the printable recipe:

Yield: 2 Pints

Homemade Strawberry Preserves

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 4 cups strawberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored


  1. Place strawberries into a large pot.
  2. Pour sugar over strawberries.
  3. Add apple.
  4. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  5. Continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Pour into mason jars or freezer safe containers. Cool on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes or until the jelly has solidified.
  7. Place lids on containers and refrigerate for 2 to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.


Use your homemade strawberry preserves on Strawberry Stuffed French Toast, PB&J sandwiches, ice cream, yogurt or use in place of canned strawberries in your favorite recipes.


How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot

Click here to read my full tutorial on How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot!

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