I know, you're saying "WHAT???"
I said the same thing. OK, the original recipe called for strawberries, and I DO think that's a better option, because my berries basically fell apart into mush. But it was a fun and ever-so-tasty experiment.
The original recipe that caught my eye on Twitter, is here at the fabulous "Cook Local" blog: "Pickled, Spiced Strawberries and Scones".
I didn't make the scones.
And I didn't have strawberries, but DID have an overabundance of raspberries (I know, how is that possible!?!).
So, I didn't exactly follow the recipe, I'll tell you right up front! I'm not posting my own version though, I wasn't real precise with measurements and didn't take notes (unusual for me!!), so just check out their recipe for yourself, should you want to try it!!
First, obviously, I used raspberries. Then, I did not have the " jalapeño-infused-sugar" that this recipe calls for either, so I used more regular sugar and half a fresh habeñero pepper. I'm not sure how much more sugar, it was a rather inexact measure. And I hate cinnamon so I didn't use that either. And I only had two cups berries so I cut the recipe in half. And I ended up putting them all in one large jar. Because I didn't have small jars.