Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

janisjJuly 14, 2012

I'm in the process of making strawberry lemonade concentrate, and I'd really like to can it in quarts rather than pints. Unfortunately, the only recipes I can find call for processing in pints. Do you know of any recipes that would provide processing time for quarts? Thanks so much!

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

Ball Website

Makes about 7 (16 oz) pints

6 cups hulled strawberries

4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

6 cups granulated sugar


1.) PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready to use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

2.) PUR�E strawberries in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade, working in batches, until smooth. Transfer to a large stainless steel saucepan as completed.

3.) ADD lemon juice and sugar to strawberry puree, stirring to combine. Heat to 190� F over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Remove from heat and skim off foam.

4.) LADLE hot concentrate into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.

5.) PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.


To reconstitute, mix one part concentrate with one part water, tonic water or ginger ale. Adjust concentrate to suit your taste.

Half RecipeYou will need:Directions:

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What do you use it for? Drinking? Jelly? I can't answer your question but I am curious what it is used for. Thanks Gene

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:31PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

The time is the same for pints and quarts. Originally that recipe mentioned quarts but I suppose they dropped it off as a response to smaller families.


    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 11:17PM
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I made this a few days ago and it is wonderful. It took a lot of lemons - wished I had made it when lemons were plentiful. I candied the lemon peels also; they are still drying in my oven. I will probably pressure seal them today and put them in the fridge.

I had never made this concentrate before and found that using 1/3 concentrate to 2/3 liquids works spendidly and stretches my concentrate further.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 10:15AM
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