Thursday, 6 December 2012

Luscious jam

In the late summer and early autumn I picked lots of raspberries from my allotment, they are an autumn fruiting variety and produce fruit over a really long period of time. I need to pick 2 or 3 times a week - needless to say this doesn't happen and I think a lot of birds and insects enjoy them as well!

Anyway some of the fruit made its way into the freezer and last week I turned them into jam. The smell of raspberries beginning to warm up is delicious, it transports me back to summer.

This year I  decided to use preserving sugar rather than caster.

I stuck a couple of small plates in the freezer for a few minutes so that I could test the jam.

Ta-dah! I made six jars of jam - one jar disappeared before I had a chance to photo it ! it has turned out better than normal, nicely set with the seeds evenly distributed throughout, rather than jelly at the bottom and seeds on top which is normally what happens!

So nice to have raspberry jam throughout the winter,


  1. Yum! Raspberry is a favourite here too :)

    Despite living practically next door to a fruit farm I somehow always forget that I can freeze the fruit and make jam later!

  2. I never find time to make jam in the summer,its been a very bad year for fruit. I usually buy local plums but there were none this year.