Strawberry and Apple Jam

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  What do you make when you have some strawberries and some apples? Strawberry and Apple Jam, of course! This is a fresh and sweet tasting jam, ideal for spreading on scones with some clotted cream. Makes about two 400g jars.


 

Ingredients

  • 500g strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 2  Bramley Apples apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • Juice of half a lemon

Method

  1. Put a clean saucer into the freezer to chill.
  2. Cut the large strawberries into half and leave the small ones whole
  3. Put the strawberries in a large saucepan and pour the sugar over them and toss them about.
  4. Add the lemon juice  and bring slowly to a boil over a medium heat.
  5. Add the apples and cook for about 25 minutes.
  6. Carefully skim off any foam that rises to the top whilst it is cooking.
  7. After 25 minutes you need to test for set - put a teaspoonful onto the chilled saucer from the freezer, if the edges wrinkle slightly when tipped, the jam is ready.
  8. If not cook for another 5 minutes and test for the set again.
  9. Keep doing this until the jam has set to your satisfaction.
  10. When the set is right, pour into sterilised jars and seal.

Tip: To sterilise jars, either place them in an oven preheated to 150°C /300°F for 10 minutes, or put them through a hot cycle in your dishwasher.

 

One Comment about “Strawberry and Apple Jam”

  • Pam Foote

    Great recipe! Really simple and straightforward to follow:)

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