11 half pints

How to Make It

Step 1

Scrape outer surface of lemon with blade of a knife to release citrus oils. Cut lemon into quarters, discarding seeds. Place lemon in container of an electric blender, and process until well ground.

Step 2

Combine ground lemon, strawberries, water, and powdered pectin in a flat-bottomed kettle. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring gently. Add sugar, and return to a rolling boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim off foam with a metal spoon. Stir gently 3 to 5 minutes to distribute fruit evenly.

Step 3

Quickly ladle preserves into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4- inch headspace. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process preserves in boiling-water bath 15 minutes.

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