Homemade raspberry jam

Homemade raspberry jam

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  • Easy
  • Makes approx 1.6kg/3lb 8oz

If you are a jam-making novice, raspberry jam is a good one to start with as it’s so quick

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal39
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs10g
sugars10g
fibre0g
protein0g
low insalt0g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg raspberry
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1kg bag jam sugar (the one with pectin added)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Before you start, sterilise your jars (see tip below) and put a plate in the freezer to chill. Tip half the raspberries into a preserving pan and add the lemon juice. Mash the berries to a pulp over the heat with a potato masher, then leave to cook for 5 mins. Tip the cooked berries into a sieve over a bowl, then once all of the juice has drained off, firmly work the pulp through the sieve with a wooden spoon until you are left with just the seeds.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the juice and pulp back into the preserving pan and stir in the sugar. Heat gently, then add the remaining whole raspberries. Bring to the boil, then boil rapidly for 5 mins. Remove from the heat and drop a little jam onto the chilled plate. Now push your finger through it – it should wrinkle and look like jam. If it doesn’t, boil for 2 mins, then test again.

  • STEP 3

    The top of the jam may look like it has sediment on it, but I find that if you stir it well as it cools, a little of this disappears. Pour into the jars and seal. It will keep unopened for a year, although the lovely bright colour will darken a little. Once open, keep in the fridge.

RECIPE TIPS
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Download our printable preserves labels – perfect for writing cook’s notes and gift messages. You can find them here.
STERILISING YOUR JARS
Wash the jars in hot, soapy water. Rinse, then place on a baking tray in a low oven to dry completely. Keep them warm until you fill them.

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