This is a popular jam for making in the winter when most other fruits are scarce.
Wash the fruit and put in a basin with the water. Soak for 24–48 hr. Transfer the fruit and water to the preserving-pan and simmer for 30 min., stirring occasionally. Add the sugar, lemon juice and the shredded almonds. Stir over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Skim, pot and cover.