Strawberry Margarita Preserves

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.




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