A delicious way to deal with a glut of damsons - perfect on toast or fresh bread and a great accompaniment to roast meats
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Jars must be sterilised before filling. Preheat the oven to fan 100C/conventional 120c/gas ½. Wash the jars in hot soapy water, rinse well and place on their sides in the oven for 15 minutes.
Britain's most famous damson growing area is the Lyth Valley in Cumbria, says Henrietta Green. There you can buy locally-made damson gin, damson vinegar, all manner of damson chutneys, jams and pickles and even damson cheese.