How To Make Apple and Rose Hip Jam

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Ingredients: Apple and Rose Hip Jam Recipe

Photo of Cider Apples2 lb / 1,000 grams of ripened rose hips
2 lb / 1,000 grams of sharp cooking apples
1 3/4 lb / 800 grams of white sugar (granulated)
47 fl oz / 1,400 ml of tap water

Method - What To Do

Wash all of the rose hips and place them in a deep saucepan. Pour on the water and bring to a boil. Leave to boil away for between 20 and 30 minutes, until they have become soft and are starting to turn into pulp. Mash the cooked rose hips lightly and then strain all of this pulp through muslin, leaving to drip away for several hours untouched (ideally overnight).

Photo of Rose HipsAfter the cooked rose hips have been fully drained, place the collected juice back into the saucepan and combine with the apples (peeled, cored and then chopped). Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until the apples begin to start to fall apart, and then take the pan off the heat, so that you can stir in the white sugar.

Stir the apple mixture well and when the sugar has finally dissolved, return the saucepan to the heat and boil for ten minutes. Keep stirring while it boils, so that the syrup mixture doesn't catch or possibly burn at all, which would potentially spoil the jam's flavour.

Photo of Rose HipsAfter ten minutes' worth a boiling, you should now test your apple and rose hip jam to see if it has found its setting point. Do this by spooning some onto a cold plate (chilled in advance).

Leave this portion to cool for a minute or so, and then touch it to see if it is setting, with a skin. If you are unsure, run your finger through this jam to check for 'ripples' or 'wrinkles' on the surface. If they are not present, then simmer some more and test until your jam has reached a reliable jelling consistency. It will then be ready to bottle into glass jars (sterilised just beforehand).

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