Strawberry Pickles (Pickled Strawberries)

Strawberry Pickles
Strawberry Pickles (Pickled Strawberries)
I decided to make a small batch -- 1:pound of strawberries. They are not bad! Have on waffles, shortbread, pancakes. -Laura
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Ingredients
  1. 4 lbs strawberries
  2. 3 1/2 lbs granulated sugar
  3. 1 1/2 pints vinegar
  4. 1 oz whole cloves
  5. 1 oz stick cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Tie the spices in muslin bags, dissolve sugar in vinegar, add spices and scold in a saucepan. Hull and wash berries in a colander, drain thoroughly, and add them to the scalded liquid and let stand until next day.
  2. Pour off liquid and boil it for three minutes and pour over berries, letting this stand until following day.
  3. The third day, boil berries and liquid slowly for 30 minutes, removing all scum as it rises. Lift out berries with a skimmer, and boil down the syrup until it thickens. Reheat the berries in liquid until boiling and pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal.
  4. --Either can your usual way or refrigerate.
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