Try this sweet recipe, can it, and enjoy it all year round!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 8+ hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Equipment Needed: Canning jars
Serves: 15 4-ounce jars
Bring a large pot to boiling water to sterilize the lids of the jars. This will later be used to sterilize the jars.
Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water.
Add lids and screw bands to hot boiling water. Remove from water after 5 minutes
Rinse the soapy jars and place on a sheet pan. Sterilize in a 320-degree oven for 10 minutes.
Remove the stem off the strawberries. Smash the strawberries using a masher.
You should have 4 cups of “prepared” or smashed strawberries.
In a large pot, add sugar, Fanta, and strawberries. Stir this mixture well.
Add butter to the pot to reduce foaming.
Bring mixture to full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Cook for 15-20 minutes on high until mixtures starts to thicken.
Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Screw bands tightly.
Place jars in the large pot of boiling water and process for 10 minutes.
Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed, and refrigeration is necessary).