How To Make Gooseberry and Lime Jam

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Ingredients: Gooseberry and Lime Jam Recipe

Photo of Gooseberry1 1/2 lb / 750 grams of gooseberries
3 lb / 1,300 grams of white sugar
6 limes
32 fl oz / 950 ml of tap water

Method - What To Do

This is a very refreshing and 'zingy' jam, that is a perfect way to wake yourself up in the morning when spread over toast. It is also a useful recipe if you find a container of old harvested gooseberries in your freezer that need to be used up.

Photo of LimesScrub the limes and mince them whole, or chop them finely using a food processor. Placed the minced limes in a pan and now turn your attention to the gooseberries. These should be washed, topped and tailed, and then placed into the saucepan with the limes. Pour on the water and simmer this mixture for around an hour (60 minutes), so that the gooseberries are well and truly softened, and beginning to break up.

Take the pan off the heat and stir in the sugar. Keep stirring until all of the sugar crystals have been completely dissolved and them place the gooseberry and lime mixture back onto the heat, bringing to a quick boil. Keep boiling and stirring the jam for ten minutes, by which time it should have achieved a decent setting point.

Photo of LimesTest this by spooning some onto a saucer (chilled in a fridge or even better, chilled in a freezer). Leave this small portion for a minute and then drag your finger through this 'sauce' to see if it crinkles, which would show that it is setting nicely. If this does not occur, then simmer a little longer and keep testing in this way until you can see that it will achieve a reliable set.

When the jam is clearly ready to cool down, take the pan off the cooker, skim off any scum that remains on its surface, and then ladle into glass jars. These jars must have been thoroughly sterilised beforehand, by boiling or baking, depending upon the jars themselves and their heat resistance.

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