Fragrant strawberry conserve

Fragrant strawberry conserve

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins - 35 mins plus 1 hr cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 1.5kg

This preserve has a slightly softer set than jam and chunks of fruit intact, plus a hint of citrus and rosewater

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per tbsp

kcalories
41
protein
0g
carbs
10g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
10g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 1kg small ripe (but not overripe) strawberry
  • 125ml freshly squeezed lime juice (4-6 limes)
  • 800g jam sugar with added pectin
  • knob of butter
  • 1-2 tsp rosewater

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Wash your jars and lids in hot soapy water, rinse well and put the jars upright in a roasting tin in the oven for 10 mins.
  2. Wipe off any dirt from the fruit using damp kitchen paper, or rinse them gently in cold water, then drain well. Remove the hulls.
  3. Put the lime juice and sugar in a preserving pan or large wide saucepan and heat gently, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the strawberries. Leave for 30 mins off the heat.
  4. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, then boil, uncovered, for 5-8 mins until setting point is reached (see tip, left).
  5. Skim off any foam from the surface of the conserve, then stir in the butter to disperse any that remains. Stir in the rose water and leave to cool for 30 mins. Pot into your sterilised jars, seal, label and store in a cool dry place. Will keep for 6 months.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2014

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Highly recommend trying this recipe. I used ordinary black pepper. My friends loved it + I'll definitely be making again.

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