Apple and Ginger Jam
Recipe type: Jam
Cuisine: British
  • 1.8kg (4lb) apples
  • 600ml (1 pint) of water
  • 1.4kg (3lb) sugar
  • 100g (4oz) preserved ginger in syrup
  • 5g (1tsp) of ground ginger
  • 70ml (5 tbsp) of ginger syrup
  1. Peel, core and slice the apples.
  2. Place the apples in a pan, and the peel and core to one side.
  3. Add the water, ground ginger and ginger syrup to the pan and apples.
  4. Put the cores and peel in a muslin bag, tie it well, and add it to the pan.
  5. Put the pan on the stove and simmer gently until the apple is soft and pulpy.
  6. Remove the bag of peel etc and squeeze it over the pan to extract all the juice.
  7. Mash the apple mix with a spoon, or for a fine puree, use a kitchen blender.
  8. Chop up the preserved ginger and add it, with the sugar, to the pan.
  9. Cook slowly, stirring all the time until the sugar has dissolved.
  10. Bring to the boil, and continue boiling until setting point is reached.
  11. Pour into warm jars and seal.
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