Damson and apple jam recipe

Damson and apple jam recipe from nanapug

dairy free egg free gluten free nut free kids can help can make in advance vegetarian low fat
Category Jam and chutney recipes
ServesNot stated
Prep time20 mins
Cook time30 mins

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1kg damsons
500g cooking apples
1/4 litre water
Granulated sugar (weight to be assessed during cooking)

Handy Hint

Weigh the empty saucepan so that it is easy to calculate the weight of the puree when you weigh the saucepan with it in. Put the plate you are using to test the "set" in the fridge to hasten the "wrinkle" stage


1. Wash and de stalk damsons.
2. Chop up apples leaving skin on
3. Place damsons and water in a very large saucepan and bring to boil.
4. Add chopped apples.
5. Boil gently until fruit is soft and the pips are separating from fruit.
6. Put all fruit through a colander to remove pips and skin, leaving a fruit puree.
7. Weigh fruit puree and add the same weight of sugar (discard pips and skins)
8. Mix sugar in well
9. Bring puree to the boil, and boil gently for about 15 minutes, or until a small amount of jam "wrinkles" a few minutes after being dripped on to a cold plate.
10. While the jam is boiling a froth will form on the surface which should be spooned off and discarded.
11. Also while the jam is cooking, warm clean dry jam jars ready to fill, seal and label.

gransnetter Reviews

From: GrannyGear on Thu 26-Sep-13 20:23:48 Overall rating: 0.0
What about the damson stones? These are always a problem when cooking damsons. Can't rate the recipe till I've tried it.
From: nanapug on Sun 14-Aug-11 21:45:45 Overall rating: 0.0
This is a recipe I made up, with the help and advice from Gransnetters, when the grand children and I found some Damson trees when out walking, and were given some cooking apples. The jam worked out at less than 25p a jar as I only had to buy the sugar. My grand daughter loved making and decorating the labels to put on the jars.