Strawberry Margarita Preserves
2 quarts strawberries, cleaned
2 cups pared tart apples
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup tequila
7 tablespoons triple sec
2 tablespoons strawberry schnapps
Hull and halve berries. Measure 6 cups. Peel and core apples, chop and measure 2 cups
Combine berries, apples and lemon juice in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a full boil stirring constantly.
Add sugar to boiling fruit and stir until dissolved.
Boil gently uncovered, stirring frequently until mixture reaches gel stage, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Prepare six 1/2-pint jars for filling.
Remove mixture from heat. Stir in tequila, triple sec and schnapps. Return to heat and boil for 5 minutes.
Ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove bubbles.