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strawberry preserves on toast on a white plate.

Easy Strawberry Preserves

Published by Kate
This vintage recipe for strawberry preserves only has 2 ingredients, yet has the most incredible strawberry flavor.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 30 servings
Calories 109 kcal


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups strawberries, roughly chopped (about 2 pounds)


  • In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then cook until the mixture reaches 230°F.
  • Add 2 cups of strawberries, bring to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the remaining strawberries and the remaining sugar, and bring to a boil. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat skim the foam off the top. Transfer to jars, and store in the refrigerator.


If you're using homegrown berries or berries that you picked yourself, you can leave them whole or halve them. If you're using store-bought berries, which can be quite large, quarter them
You can reduce the sugar to 2 cups if you'd like. Make the sugar syrup as directed, but don't add the remaining sugar when you add the second portion of the berries. 


Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword strawberry preserves
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