Strawberry Un-Preserves

This recipe will work with any type of berry as long as the fruit is chopped. This dessert topping is great on ice cream, sponge cake, or as a filling or topping in layered cakes.

Makes: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 2


  • 1 quart strawberries, stemmed and chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt


  • Place a skillet over medium-high heat. Add all ingredients and stir frequently until the mixture begins to bubble.
  • After 10 minutes, once bubbles cover the surface and the mixture has thickened, turn off the heat.
  • Pour the mixture into a sealable glass jar and let the mixture cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.