Soft-set strawberry & Pimm's jam

Soft-set strawberry & Pimm's jam

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

5 x 450g jars

Give your homemade jam a cheeky twist with a dash of Pimm's No 1, then use it to make jam tarts

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (cream tea tarts, each)

kcalories
49
protein
0g
carbs
13g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
13g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 1½ kg strawberries,hulled and halved if large
  • 1kg bag jam sugar (it has added pectin)
  • juice 2 lemons
  • juice 1 orange
  • 3 tbsp Pimm's No 1

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Method

  1. Put a few saucers into the freezer for later. Put the strawberries into a preserving pan (or your very largest saucepan), then mash roughly with a potato masher, or crush slightly between your fingers and thumbs to make them a little juicy. Stir in the sugar, then put the pan over a very low heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the berries are surrounded with red syrup. Don’t let it boil. Once the sugar crystals have gone, stir in the lemon and orange juice.
  2. Turn up the heat. Once the jam reaches a foaming fast boil (this will read 105C on a preserving thermometer), set a timer for 10 mins. After 10 mins, put 1 tsp of the jam onto one of the frozen saucers, put into the fridge for 1 min, then push your finger through the jam. If the jam wrinkles, it is ready. If not, boil for another 2 mins and test again. As soon as the jam is ready, remove from the heat. Leave to cool for 30 mins, skim away any scum, then stir in the Pimm’s. Ladle into sterilised jars. Will keep in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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eml1980's picture
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I boiled it for longer than the recipe said and am not sure whether it was wrinkling enough, but have just eaten it on my toast for breakfast (the morning after making it) and it's really nice. I didn't put in all the sugar as didn't want it to be too sweet. Also didn't have any Pimms so just made plain strawberry

glasgow's picture
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I really liked this although I couldn't taste the Pimms - not that suprising when you think how much you have to put in lemonade normally and there's only 3tbsp in this. Still lovely but had to give it a lot longer than stated times.

glasgow's picture
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I really liked this although I couldn't taste the Pimms - not that suprising when you think how much you have to put in lemonade normally and there's only 3tbsp in this. Still lovely but had to give it a lot longer than stated times.

copperheidi's picture
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What have I done wrong? I boiled for twice the time and it would not wrinkle on the saucer? Just bunged it in the jars in the end.

Tastes nice although unable to detect the Pimms.

destinydinners's picture
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Absolutley awesome! My grandma cooked some of this and i could easily eat it out of the jar. Fantastic!

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