A Good Mélange, or Mixed Preserve


  • Juice of ripe gooseberries, 2 lbs.
  • greengages, pared and stoned, 1 lbs.: ¾ hour.
  • Sugar, lbs.: 20 minutes.


Boil for three-quarters of an hour in two pounds of clear red gooseberry juice, one pound of very ripe greengages, weighed after they have been pared and stoned; then stir to them one pound and a half of good sugar, and boil them quickly again for twenty minutes. If the quantity of preserve be much increased, the time of boiling it must be so likewise: this is always better done before the sugar is added.