We were given some lovely ripe strawberries last evening. There was about 1/2 of a gallon bag. Well, right now we have plenty of fruit so I made some chunky strawberry syrup today. I first washed and hulled them and then, using my pastry cutter, because tools have to useful for more than one thing, I mashed them. Then I came up with this recipe which is delicious and has less sugar because of the clear jel.
2 1/2 c crushed strawberries
1/2 Tablespoon dried lemon peel
3/4 c sugar
3 Tablespoons clear jel
Bring strawberries, lemon peel and water to simmer. Add red food coloring until you are happy with the color. Add sugar and clear jel (which are mixed together, very important). Simmer a few minutes. Can and process for 10 min at sea level. Here I processed for 15 min. Yield: 8 half pints