Strawberry Freezing & Preserving

Strawberries in light syrup, flavored with cinnamon and lemon.
Freeze and preserve this spring fruit, to enjoy the fruit and its syrup, any time of the year, in cakes, ice cream or in cheesecake.
With a very simple way you can have whole, bright red, sweet and tasty strawberries whenever you want them.
Try it!
work: 15′ time: 45′ very easy: 1/5
Strawberry
The strawberry is a hybrid species cultivated worldwide for its fruit. It is strongly appreciated for the characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture and sweetness.
Consumed in large quantities, in either fresh or prepared foods such as desserts, fruit juices, pies, ice creams and milkshakes. Artificial strawberry flavor, is also widely used in many industrial food products.
The Garden Strawberry was grown for the first time in Brittany, France, in late 1750, after a crossing of a cultivar from eastern North America with another cultivar from Chile in 1714. Since then, this cultivar almost completely replaced the Woodland Strawberry.

Ingredients (1 Jar 1.5 lt/ 3.2 Pt)

  • 500 gr/ 1.1 lbs strawberries
  • 250 gr/ 8.8 oz sugar
  • 750 ml/ 1.6 Pt water
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Peel stalks from the strawberries and wash.
Leave them whole, do not cut.
In a small saucepan to boil water, sugar, cinnamon and lemon slices for 5 minutes.
Cool well, to reach room temperature.
Put the prepared strawberries in a jar ~ 1.5-liter/ 3.2 Pints capacity and wide mouth. No need to sterilize the jar.
There must be enough space between the strawberries. Do not squeez.
When the syrup has cooled completely, pour in the jar over the strawberries. Put the slices of lemon too, but not the cinnamon stick.
Make sure there is enough empty space ~2,5-3cm/ 1", below the rim of the jar so that when the contents of the jar freeze and swell, the jar will not be broken.
Note the date of manufacture and put in the freezer.
Whenever you need them, remove the jar from the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature. Drain and ready!
You may put the strawberries in two smaller jars for more flexibility. You can find more strawberries recipes, selecting Desserts from the Recipe Search Page

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for this lovely recipe ...looks great!

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  2. Great strawberry preserving recipe. Its not strawberry season yet in New England, but when it is I would love to try this.

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  3. Great idea,i'll do that for sure!
    Kisses
    Rita

    http://bembons.blogspot.com

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  5. thanks a lot for this great idea!!! I will surely try it soon! Here is still too cold for strawberries.

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