Plum and Apple Jam

Plum and Apple Jam
Recipe type: Jam
Cuisine: British
  • 750g (1lb 11oz) plums
  • 750 g (1lb 11oz) apples (peeled and cored)
  • 450 ml (16 fl oz) water
  • 1.5 kg (3lb 5oz) sugar
  1. Wash the plums and put into a preserving pan with the apples and the water.
  2. Cook the fruit slowly until the skins of the plums are softened.
  3. Add the sugar, stir over low heat until dissolved, bring to the boil and boil rapidly until setting point is reached.
  4. Remove the stones as they rise to the surface (a stone basket clipped to the side of the pan is useful for holding the stones, and allows any liquid to drip back into the pan).
  5. Alternatively, the plums may be stoned before cooking.
  6. Remove from the heat, skim, pot, cover, and label.

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