Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Strawberry Butter

So I know that strawberries aren't in season anymore, but I couldn't resist a large, inexpensive bag of frozen strawberries at the wholesale club last week. I just had a feeling it was a canning-kind-of-weekend and strawberry butter was the first thing that popped into my mind.

Made similarly to the blueberry butter that I made this summer (and subsequently the cherry butter that I made and never blogged), this might be my most favorite one yet. It is seriously good. And since I use apple juice and only a little sugar, it's healthier than most jams.* Right?

One six pound bag of frozen berries yielded 3 1/2 pints. And I'm not sure if that will be enough. But since they are frozen and available throughout the year, I might be able to resist making more. For now.

*I used approximately 2 cups of apple juice and 2 cups of sugar for 6 pounds of strawberries.

8 comments:

Samantha said...

Mmmmmm, maybe I will try that soon....I've been wanting to trying canning/preserves and I think your blogs might inspire me to get on it! BTW: I linked to your blog this morning, I hope you don't mind.
http://dimmicks.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-i-love.html

minivanlife said...

Mmmm sounds delicious!

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Stacey said...

Yum...looks so good!

Karyn said...

I'm drooling.

I haven't had ANY sugar in months!

spicyapplepie said...

ooh this sounds delish!

Myrnie said...

That sounds fantastic...I have POUNDS of frozen bluberries, cherries, and strawberries in the freezer. I pulled out a bag of blueberries last night to make freezer jam- am I the last person to hear about freezer jam pectin? I was so excited to make jam with only 1 1/2 cups of sugar to 4 cups of fruit! (Seems all my recipes are 1:1 sugar and fruit...) After I finish making apple butter, perhaps cherry is next on the list... :) Yummy!

amandajean said...

that looks really really yummy!!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I am on here getting the recipe. Making strawberry butter tonight! I really know how to get crazy on a Friday night, huh? It's a wonder I am still single. :)