3 Ingredient Strawberry Preserve

Easy and delicious recipe with no preservatives or artificial colors. Instant Pot friendly recipe! This preserve is absolutely good on PB&J sandwiches for breakfast!


Yield- 8 servings

Cooking time- 30 mins

  1. Fresh cut, hulled strawberries- 4 cups
  2. Fine cane sugar-1 1/2 cups
  3. Lemon juice-1/2 cup


  • Wash and clean the strawberries thoroughly.IMG_0143
  • In a large bowl mix the sugar and strawberries and let it sit for about 10 mins.
  • Into a heavy bottom stainless steel sauce pan/ IP on sauté mode, transfer the strawberry mixture along with the lemon juice.
  • Cook on low heat(sauté mode in IP) for about 20 mins until the berries release juices and sugar dissolves and the mixture starts slow boil. Stir in between.
  • Mix well with a spatula and mash the berries lightly leaving tiny chunks in the mixture.IMG_0157
  • Once the mixture is thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon, turn off the heat(press cancel button on IP)
  • Make sure you have prep the canning jars/glass jars for storing the preserve.
  • Glass jar should be hot and sterilized and dry.
  • Transfer the preserve into the jars and make sure its air tight.
  • Store in cool dry place or refrigerate and use.
  • This strawberry preserve will stay fresh for about 1-2 months.

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