Greengage Jam

This is possibly my absolute favourite jam, but not often seen these days


Greengages , Fresh
1.5 kg
Sugar, White granulated
1.5 kg
Juice of Lemon


Wash your jars and put them upside down in a warm oven to dry Pick over the fruit and remove any stalks, rinse if dusty or dirty Drain well, and then count them into your pan Place over a medium heat, add the lemon juice and gently cook the fruit down, releasing the stones. Remove the stones with a metal spoon and place onto a plate. When you have the same number of stones as you had greengages you can relax! Take the pan off of the heat and add the sugar, stirring to dissolve as much as possible Return to the hob, and keep stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved Turn up the heat until the jam is boiling and cook without stirring for around 5-6 minutes - just check with the wooden spoon a couple times to make sure the fruit isn't sticking to the bottom of the pan Put a teaspoonful onto a cold saucer and place in the fridge. Take the pan from the hob and place onto a heatproof mat. While you are waiting to test the set, stir the jam quickly to disperse the foam on the surface Check the set with the jam on the saucer and if a good 'wrinkle' is achieved then pot up into your warm jars, filling right to the top. Seal with the lid immediately then leave until cold Store away from strong light and damp, will keep for at least a year but use within 3 months once opened Delicious on a really creamy rice pudding - yummy

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How much?

around 12 212g/8oz jars

Look after it

store in a cool, dry cupboard
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Sugar, White granulated

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Nutrition facts: 0 Calories