Damson Christmas jam recipe

Damson Christmas jam recipe from grannyactivist

egg free gluten free nut free can make in advance vegetarian
Category Christmas recipes
ServesMakes Around 6 lbs (2.7 kgs) of jam.
Prep time10 mins
Cook time12 mins

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1.8 kg (4lb) damsons
145 ml (1/4 pint) freshly squeezed orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
1.8 kg (4lb) sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Small knob of butter

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Add more/less cinnamon as required.


1. Wash and wipe the damsons, remove stalks.
2. Put into a pan with the orange juice and zest and simmer gently until the fruit is soft, occasionally pressing the damsons against the sides of the pan to break open and release the stones.
3. Remove the stones.
4. Test for pectin. Add the sugar and cinnamon, stirring until it has dissolved.
5. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for about 10 minutes until the jam sets when tested.
6. Remove the remainder of the stones as they rise to the surface.
7. Add butter and stir to remove any scum.
8. Pot and seal while still hot.

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From: grannyactivist on Fri 30-Nov-12 17:42:32 Overall rating: 0.0