There was a recipe on pinterest and the photo of the dehydrated strawberries looked like I could eat handfuls of them. Mine looks nothing like that photo but they were good.
Would I make them again. No. They were good but the time it took to achieve the finish product wasn't worth it.
If you want to try dehydrating strawberries check this out.
Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate
Divingabe has a friend whose lemon tree had an abundant crop and gave Gabe quite a few.
Since I didn't want to bake I had to find another use for the lemon juice.
I had strawberries which I picked up at Hitchcock's. I wanted to make jam but didn't have vanilla beans and the berries were waiting to jump into a recipe.
3 cups hulled strawberries
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups granulated sugar
- Prepare canner, jars and lids.
- In a blender or a food processor fitted with a metal blade, working in batches, puree strawberries until smooth. Add Lemon juice, which I strained and the sugar. Transfer to a large stainless steel saucepan as completed. Heat to 190F over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
- Ladle hot concentrate into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
- Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 15 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store
There was a recipe that was "hot" on one of the canning sites. I went back and found it and adapted from this site.