Clearing out the freezer

Mixed Fruit JamAt this time of year we take stock of what we have in the way of surplus fruit in the freezer.  The preserving pan has been put to good use and a good batch of jam has been produced. With luck there may even be some blueberries left over for some home made wine!

Mixed Fruit Jam

1kg (2lbs) Blueberries     
680g (1½lbs) Apples
680g (1½/lbs) Blackcurrants
2.26kg (5lbs) granulated sugar
.28l (½ pint)  Water


Place fruit and water into a preserving pan.  Bring slowly to the boil, stirring occasionally until the fruit is soft. 

Add sugar, increase heat and boil rapidly for 15-20 minutes, or until setting point is reached.

Remove pan from heat and leave jam to settle for  a few minutes. Ladle into hot sterilised jars, then seal.

This recipe will yield about 4.5kg (10 lbs) jam, shelf life 2 years.

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One Response to Clearing out the freezer

  1. I love jams and jellies, but never made them. I have a mother-in-law that does it for me. Yum without the work!

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