Saturday, October 29, 2016

Top It Off... Chocolate Strawberry Sauce

Chocolate Strawberry Sauce 
Found on Pinterest

Makes 6 - 8 half pints 

1/2 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder 

6 Tbsp powdered pectin 

4-1/2 cups crushed strawberries 

6-3/4 cups granulated sugar 

4 Tbsp lemon juice 


Mix the cocoa powder and pectin in a small bowl and set aside. Mix the strawberries and lemon juice together in a sauce pot. Add the pectin mixture to the strawberry mixture while whisking the entire time. Heat the mixture until boiling. Stir frequently. Quickly add the sugar to the mixture and bring back to a boil while stirring frequently. Boil hard for 1 minute. Take the mixture off the heat,

Ladle the strawberry mixture into the hot sterile jars. Leave a 1/4" headspace. Remove air bubbles. Place the lid on the jar. Screw the band onto the jar until fingertip tight. 

Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the canner and allow them to cool completely for 24 hours.

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