This makes about 6 jars jam, clean the jars
and lids well then sterilize them. It is useful to prepare an extra
jar in case you need it.
You need to heat the jars in the oven
before filling to prevent them cracking when filling with the hot jam.
½ kg sliced cooking apples
1 ½ k granulated sugar
Quarter the plums and remove the stones, add the
Add 1 cup of water & a generous splash of lemon juice
Boil the fruit until it is all soft, add the sugar, still in well and
boil for 10 minutes.
Test for setting by putting ½ teaspoon on a cold plate. After 2
minutes the surface should wrinkle when pushed. If it does not continue
boiling and repeat.
If you are using overripe fruit which is lower in pectin you may need
to add a little more lemon juice and sugar but plum & apple is a good
one to start with.
When ready leave the pan to stand for 5 minutes and pour jam into jars.
Add lids & label.