Today we show you how to preserve strawberries using a long-lost method described in Amelia Simmons 1796 cookbook, "American Cookery." You won't believe the secret ingredient!
Who doesn't like strawberries? This would be awesome to make just to put in jars and sell at the Farmers Market.
What you need
- Container with a lid, such as a crock or even a Mason jar.
- 3 parts by weight Fresh strawberries
- 4 parts White sugar
- 1 part Raisins
Wash and remove green tops from strawberries, cutting the larger ones in half.
Then coarsely chop the raisins. Then put a layer of sugar about ¼ inch thick at bottom of your container. Next put a layer of strawberries, followed by a sprinkling of raisins. Then repeat until
your container is full. Finish it off with a layer of sugar and cover it with the lid. Put it in a cool place (I suggest the refrigerator)
Over the next few days, the sugar will turn into a thick syrup. They will last this way for several months. They can be eaten as they are or added to things like tarts or oatmeal.
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