How To Make Apple and Mulberry Jam

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Ingredients: Apple and Mulberry Jam Recipe

Photo of Cider Apples3 lb / 1,300 grams of mulberries
1 1/2 lb / 750 grams of cooking apples
3 1/2 lb / 1,600 grams of white granulated sugar
16 fl oz / 475 ml of tap water

Method - What To Do

Lightly rinse all of the mulberries, ensuring that none of the juice is wasted from damaged fruit, and place them into a deep saucepan with roughly half of the measured tap water. Simmer the mulberries for around 15 minutes, so that they become soft.

Photo of MulberryPeel and core all of the cooking apples (Bramleys are a reliable variety to use in this recipe) and then roughly slice them. Add the apple pieces to another pan and pour on the remainder of the water. Simmer the apples for between 25 and 30 minutes, so that they become really soft and start turning to a pulp. At this stage, take the pan off the cooker for a minute or two, and mix in the sugar and the previously cooked mulberries. Keep mixing until all of the sugar has dissolved and then place back onto the heat, bringing the apple and mulberry mixture to a strong boil.

Boil for around ten minutes, stirring during this period to prevent any sticking on the bottom and potential burning. After this time, you can start to test to see if a setting point has been reached. Do this by placing a small amount of the jam mixture onto a plate (previously chilled in a freezing compartment of a fridge or freezer). After a minute, if the jam is solidifying like a jelly, with a skin that crinkles and ripples when touched, you can be quite confident that a good setting point is present in the mixture. If this is clearly not the case, simmer the apples and mulberries a little longer, repeating this test accordingly.

When your jam is ready to set, take the saucepan off the cooker and allow it to cool down for a few minutes. Skim off any scum residue that remains, and if this is particularly stubborn and hard to get rid off, you can stir in a small knob of unsalted butter, which will help this to disperse. Finally, ladle your fresh jam into glass jars that have just been sterilised, by boiling or a similar recommended sterilisation method.

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