|Paired with fresh goat cheese on crostini, these preserves make a great appetizer.
Prep time: 45 minutes
2 cups strawberries (about 1 pint), trimmed and quartered
In a small heavy saucepan bring all ingredients to a boil, stirring. Simmer mixture, stirring and skimming foam occasionally, for 15 to 30 minutes, or until thickened and translucent. Remove pan from heat and cool preserves completely. Preserves keep 1 month if covered and chilled.