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Strawberry Preserve – Gliko Fraoula

Strawberry Preserve - Gliko Fraoula

Strawberry Preserve – Gliko Fraoula


  • 1 kilo of strawberries
  • 1 kilo minus 1 cup of sugar
  • 5 tsp of brandy
  • 6 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon for the finish strawberry preserves


  • Wash well and cut the stems off the strawberries.
  • Cut in half or quarters if they are too big and place in a pot.
  • Cover with the sugar and mix carefully not to break the strawberries.
  • Add the brandy and the 6 tbsp of lemon juice, cover the pot so nothing falls in it and set aside for about 7 hours for the strawberries to release their liquids.
  • After the strawberries release their liquids, place the pot over low heat and boil for about 6 minutes.
  • The following day place the pot over medium heat and boil until the syrup sets, skimming any foam forming during boiling.
  • Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon towards the end of the syrup setting.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and set aside for the Gliko Fraoula (Strawberry Preserve) to cool down completely.
  • Put into sterilized jars and refrigerate.
  • Good luck and enjoy.

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