Greengage Jam

Preparation info

  • Yield—

    5 lb.

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • 3 lb. greengages
  • ¼–½ pt. water
  • 3 lb.


Remove stalks and put the washed greengages into the pan with the water. Stew slowly until the fruit is well broken down. Ripe fruit or very juicy varieties will need only a small quantity of water and will be cooked in a few minutes. Firmer varieties may take about 20 min. to break down, and will need the larger quantity of water. Add the sugar, stir over a low heat till dissolved, then boil r