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Huntsman's Jam

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“This is a nice Autumn Jam, which my sister told me about. She strains it to make a jelly but I'm not afraid of pips. It is only the third jam I have ever made, the first being only Blackberries and Elderberries and the second was this recipe but made with plums. I suppose the lemon is not really necessary, but I like it If you do not like it, you are very strange Roy”
1hr 5mins
5 jars

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash all your fruit, especially berries picked from the garden or hedgerow.
  2. Carefully, using a fork,strip the Elderberries from the stalk into a bowl to prevent them from going everywhere.
  3. Zest and juice the lemon.
  4. Core and peel and slice the apples.
  5. Put the berries, zest ands juice in a good pan and crush them together to break the berries.
  6. Stir in the sugar and fling in the sliced apples.
  7. Bring slowly to the boil and continue at boiling as slowly as possible stirring fom time to time.
  8. Skim the froth off as the jam boils until you reach setting point and then take from the heat.
  9. Boil some water and sterilise your jars with it and mind your fingers.
  10. Carefully pour or ladle your jam into the jars seal, label and then have a nice cup of tea with some of your jam on toast or scones as is to your liking.

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