Festive plum & strawberry jam
MAKES 6 SMALL JARS
This is such a lovely jam of my mum’s! It’s so seasonal and great as a little Christmas gift for anyone.
750g plums, de-stoned
1/4 to 1/2 cup water – to make sure the fruit doesn’t stick to the bottom of your saucepan 1 tsp mixed spice
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Put a saucer in the fridge to chill for testing the setting of the jam later.
2 Lightly grease the bottom of a saucepan with butter, as this prevents sticking.
3 Roughly chop the plums and hull the strawberries, then place them in the greased pot with the water and spice. Gently bring to the boil. Decrease the temperature and simmer until the fruit is squishy. Now pour in the sugar and lemon juice, giving it a stir before bringing it back to the boil. Cook until a few drops of it sets on the chilled saucer – about 45 minutes – 1 hour.
4 Pour into sterilised jars and give to your friends to enjoy.