Strawberry Syrup

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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. WASH, stem and crush strawberries. Combine strawberries, 1-1/2 cups water and lemon peel in medium saucepot. Simmer 5 minutes. Strain mixture through a damp jelly bag or several layers of cheesecloth.
  3. COMBINE sugar and 1-1/2 cups water in a medium saucepot. Bring to 260ºF (adjust for altitude). Add strawberry juice and corn syrup to sugar syrup. Boil 4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.
  4. LADLE hot syrup into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  5. PROCESS filled jars in a boiling water canner 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.