3 qts. fresh strawberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
In large mircowave-safe bowl, combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Cover loosely and microwave on high 15 seconds. Stir mixture to dissolve sugar. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir mixture well and check to see if it is done by putting a little on a spoon and placing it in the freezer for 5 minutes uncovered . Look at the preserves on the spoon. They should be thick but not hard. For slightly thicker preserves, microwave on high for another 5 minutes. Spoon preserves into jars and refrigerate or cool at room temperature; spoon into plastic bags and freeze. Make 7 cups.