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Strawberry Champagne Preserves.

Strawberry Champagne Preserves

  • Author: Celeste
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


These Strawberry Champagne Preserves are the perfect way to elevate any breakfast. They have an intense strawberry flavor that tastes amazing when paired with the dry, fruity notes of Champagne. It’s great on scones, toast, and even a cheese plate. Made with only 5 ingredients and no pectin required!


  • 4 cups (600 g) strawberries, hulled and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 2/3 cup (132 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (from 1 medium sized lemon)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) Champagne


  1. Add everything to a large pot over medium heat. 
  2. Stir and bring to a rapid boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low then gently mash the strawberries with the back of a wooden spoon. Squish them just enough to release a bit of their juices while keeping them whole and intact. Otherwise you’ll end up with jam instead of preserves.
  4. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until reduced and thickened. You’ll know it’s done when the liquid coats the back of a spoon and has a thick, syrupy consistency. You can also check by running your finger along the back of the spoon (careful, it’s hot!). If there’s a clear path where your finger was, it’s done.
  5. Transfer to clean jars and wipe the rim clean. Seal with a tightly fitted lid and cool to room temperature before storing in the fridge or freezer.


If unopened and properly canned, the preserves will last up to 3 months in the fridge or freezer. Once opened, they’ll last up to 1 month in the fridge.

Be sure to get real Champagne (should be labelled ‘Champagne’) and not sparkling wine or Prosecco. They have different flavor profiles and are made with different types of grapes. No need to go for the most expensive one though.

Makes a little over 1 cup (250 ml) of preserves.


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 20.2 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

Keywords: strawberry preserves, preserves without pectin, strawberry champagne, fruit preserves