Basic Jam Recipe

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Jam is a great way to give new life to excess or damaged fruit.

60 Minutes

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  • 1kg fruit (remove bruised or damaged bits and peel, core or stone as necessary)
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 800g sugar


  1. Prepare the fruit and chop into reasonably small pieces. Put into a large preserving pan with water and lemon juice.
  2. Cook on a low heat until the fruit is soft. If necessary, blend the fruit to remove large pieces.
  3. Add the sugar, stir to dissolve it and then increase the heat and bring to the boil. Stir frequently and boil until a small amount of jam gels when put on a cold plate for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal with sterilized lids.
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