I have a glut of alpine strawberries
My alpine strawberry plants are going wild...I can pick almost a quart, every couple of days. Anyone cooked or baked with them? I'm thinking about trying a jam.
Strawberry jam is easy and wonderful. Berries, sugar to taste, maybe a few drops of water, cook on low heat. You can't get those small alpine berries.
I sure envy you your problem. Here's the 4-step solution my family employed when we had
fresh strawberries weren't going to be eaten or otherwise used right away:
1) Cut in half
2) Sprinkle with a little sugar
4) Enjoy anytime 'til next year's crop arrives.
Fresh-picked and frozen they're SO much better than factory farmed frozen strawberries! The sugar helps them to juice out just a little bit. Can be used for instant smoothies or blender cocktails, or thawed and served over ice cream or custard or cereal (like over toasted steel-cut oats with a little brown sugar, mmm!) or just eaten with a spoon. I certainly wouldn't discourage you from making pie or jam or cobblers- especially since they're the super tasty little alpine ones- but do be sure to keep some frozen too. It's fast & easy and you won't be sorry!