If you’re making your own preserves, make sure your glass jars are scrupulously clean so that the contents won’t perish. Our steps show the jars being used to keep homemade mincemeat, but you will find this technique useful when making any marmalade, jam or chutney.
Want to get started on a batch of fruity jam? Check out our top tips on how to make strawberry jam and watch our video to learn about the all-important setting point and how to test jam. Experiment with more fresh flavours from our ultimate jam collection and kit out your kitchen with our review of the best jam making equipment.
Making homemade preserves for your storecupboard or as gifts? Our guides and videos are packed with expert advice:
- Top ten tips for making marmalade
- Top tips for making jam
- How to test jam video
- DIY chutney: To make or to buy?
- How to make chutney video
What’s your favourite jam or preserve? Leave a comment below…