Raspberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 3 kg Raspberries
  • 3 kg sugar

Method

  1. Wash the fruit if necessary, drain well and place in a pan.
  2. Simmer gently until some juice has been extracted, then test for pectin.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the sugar. Stir until dissolved. Return to the heat and bring to the boil. Boil hard until setting point is reached.
  4. Pour into warmed jars and cover.

Tips

Always use fruit that is firm, fresh and just ripe. Overripe fruit will have lost much of its pectin content.

Granulated sugar is satisfactory for this recipe, although jam sugar with additional pectin could help fruit with poor pectin set more stiffly.

Warm the sugar in the oven as this gives the jam a better colour and flavour.


FUENGIROLA- SOUTHERN SPAIN. Beautiful apartment in exclusive area close to beach and town. Tel: 07703 108742. www.pueblalucia.com

SALLY'S COTTAGES award-winning, self-catering Lake District cottage Holidays www.sallyscottages.co.uk
sally@sallyscottages.co.uk, 017687 80571

DEVON / SOMERSET BORDER 4 star cottages in glorious countryside, indoor pool, sauna, pets welcome.

Tel 01398 331280 www.threegatesfarm.co.uk

COSY LAKELAND COTTAGE, near Cockermouth, peaceful, lovely walks, TV, Sleeps 2. 01768480393 www.stycottage.co.uk