Stove-Top Preserves

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: about 2 pints
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4 pints fresh strawberries, washed, cored and quartered

1/2 cup sugar

Pinch salt

Pinch black pepper

2 lemons, juiced

1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary leaves


  1. In a skillet with high sides, add all ingredients and stir to combine. Bring up to a boil and lower heat to a simmer until thick and spoonable, about 30 minutes. Transfer preserves to a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Serve with toasted bread or baked goods.
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