Make your own jam

Make your own jam

Jam making doesn’t have to be difficult, try Supersavvyme’s easy recipes for tomato jam and blueberry jam. Find more great food ideas too.


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Blueberry jam
Nothing beats this homemade jam on a classic, baked vanilla cheesecake.
Difficulty: easy
Cost: ££
Time: 40 minutes (incl boiling)
Cooking time: approx. 20 minutes total

Ingredients (makes 500ml jam):
1. 500g blueberries
2. Finely grated rind of one lemon
3. Juice of two lemons
4. 500g sugar

Method:
1. Place the blueberries in a large saucepan and press lightly with a potato masher so that some of the skins burst open.

2. Add the lemon rind and juice and bring to the boil. Cover and boil for five minutes.

3. Remove from the heat, add the sugar and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.

4. Bring to the boil and boil fast, while stirring every so often, until the jam starts to congeal.

5. Spoon into a sterilized flask and seal airtight.

TIP: Alternatives are easy, too. Replace the blueberries in the recipe with the same amount of mixed berries or black cherries without pips.

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Tomato jam
This jam recipe is so easy and delicious, you’ll make it again and again.
Difficulty: moderate (2 hats)
Cost: £
Time: 40 minutes (incl boiling)
Cooking time: approx. 20 minutes total

Ingredients (makes 800ml jam):
1. 1.2kg ripe tomatoes
2. Boiling water
3. Juice of one lemon
4. 900g sugar
5. 6cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into 1cm pieces
6. Large pinch of coarse salt

Method:
1. Cover the tomatoes with boiled water and leave to stand for three minutes.

2. Rinse with cold water and peel the skins off. Chop finely.

3. Place the chopped tomatoes and the sugar in a heavy-based pot and add the lemon juice and sugar. Put on the hob and heat through.

4. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the ginger and salt and bring to the boil.

5. Boil fast, whilst stirring regularly, until the jam starts to congeal.

6. Spoon into sterilized flasks and seal airtight.

TIP: To make the tomatoes easier to peel, before you immerse them in the boiled water, score the top and bottom of each tomato with a cross (cutting the skin but not the flesh).

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I think to 1kg fruit should put 500 gramm jam sugar, because other way it will be way to sweet.

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i'm going to give these all a try, they sound very tasty!

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Can't wait to try, I love the home-made stuff!

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The tomato jam looks interesting.Think i will have a go.Don't know if it would be quicker or easier done in the microwave.

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Made the jam. It was really easy. Waiting for it to cool down.

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