How To Make Watermelon Jam

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Ingredients: Watermelon Jam Recipe

Photo of Watermelons4 lb / 1,800 grams of water melon flesh
2 lb / 1,000 grams of jam sugar (if you cannot purchase preserving sugar, use commercial pectin with white granulated or caster sugar instead. Always follow the instructions on the pectin package to ensure the optimum set possible)
1 lemon

Method - What To Do

Due to the high water content of watermelons, you will be guaranteed a better setting jam if you used special preserving sugar or a sachet of pectin, following the instructions accordingly. Watermelon jam provides a good base for stronger flavours, and so you may like to consider combining other fruit such as blueberries, blackcurrants, cranberries, redcurrants or perhaps raspberries (this would result in a sweet and sour taste).

Cut the watermelon flesh into chunks, removing all of the seeds and any traces of white rind. Blend up the watermelon pieces in a food processor or blender so that you are left with a fairly smooth puree mix. Tip this into a saucepan and squeeze over the juice of a lemon.

Pour in the sugar and if jam sugar is not being used, add the correct amount of pectin (most likely one single sachet). Using a whisk, stir all of these ingredients together and place the pan onto a medium heat. Keep stirring to dissolve the sugar and the pectin. Allow the mixture to boil and then simmer for a total of five minutes.

Remove the watermelon jam from the heat and pour straight into sterilised glass jars (previously boiled and baked for a short amount of time in a hot oven).

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